Episode PremiereJanuary 13, 2009
Show Period2002 - now
Production CompanyFremantle, 19 TV, American Idol Prod. Fox TV
Cast and Crew
- Ryan Seacrest as Himself - Host
- Jennifer Lopez as Herself - Judge
- Keith Urban as Himself - Judge
- Harry Connick Jr.
- Mariah Carey as Herself - Judge
- Nicki Minaj as Herself - Judge
- Steven Tyler as Himself - Judge
- Simon Cowell as Himself - Judge
- Kara DioGuardi as Herself - Judge
- Randy Jackson as Himself - Judge
The most anticipated show in television returns for its eighth season with new contestants, a new judge and the best and worst of auditions.