American Idol Tonight Makes its Return

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TV Guide Channel wants to make sure American Idol fans who just can't get enough of the show are satisfied.

The network will launch a second season of Idol Tonight, the live preshow for Fox's Idol, in March, at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, after the contestants have been whittled down to 12 finalists.

Idol Tonight features interviews with former finalists, industry insiders, fashion stylists and vocal coaches, among others.

American Idol Tonight Makes its Return
Justin Guarini (pictured), runner-up on the first season of American Idol, will co-host with Season 3 finalist Kimberly Caldwell and Rosanna Tavarez, one of the winners of WB Network's "Popstars."

TV Guide Channel president Ryan O'Hara said Idol Tonight is one of the network's highest-rated regular series.

"American Idol is like the Super Bowl week in and week out, and our fans can't get enough of it," he said. "We're positioning ourselves as a destination for all things American Idol."

O'Hara added that because Idol Tonight airs from the CBS Television City studios in Los Angeles - from where American Idol six is also broadcast - "there's all the energy and excitement from the fans and contestants. It's the ultimate pregame show."

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