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Fox Announces Midseason Premiere Dates: When Does American Idol Return?

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Fox has released its midseason premiere schedule, announcing the debut of new American Idol judging team... the return of a serial killer... and the finale of a freshman sensation.

Scroll down for more details and details and plan your vacations accordingly...

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Friday, January 10:
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, January 15:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thursday, January 16:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)

Sunday, January 19:
10:00-11:00 PM ET/ RAKE (Series Premiere)

Monday, January 20:
8:00-9:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Finale; Special Time)
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Season Premiere)

Thursday, January 23:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RAKE (Regular Time Slot Premiere)

NOTE: Glee will return some time in the spring.

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