American Idol Extra Returns

Billed as “the series that picks up right where AMERICAN IDOL leaves off,” AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA returns Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, exclusively on Star!. Hardcore fans of the American pop-culture franchise can get their extra IDOL fix only on Star!, with the opportunity to witness the first in-depth exit interviews from the competition’s Top 10 finalists. To add to the excitement, Burlington, ON native Jillian Reynolds (GOOD DAY L.A.) joins the series as the new host. In addition, former AMERICAN IDOL finalist Ace Young (Season 5) signs on as the new co-host. Plus, a familiar AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA face and former contestant Constantine Maroulis (Season 4) returns as a special field correspondent.

CTV’s AMERICAN IDOL is synonymous with North American pop-culture and no other show brings viewers closer to the reality singing competition than AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA. As soon as the credits have rolled, Reynolds and crew get dibs on the first full-length interviews with contestants after their emotional eliminations and deliver behind-the-scenes coverage of the competition’s final remaining weeks. The show also features special performances and appearances by former contestants and exclusive interviews with judges, producers, vocal coaches, stylists, and competitors’ family members.

AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment. Tracy Verna is executive producer.

CTV and Star! give viewers their AMERICAN IDOL fix three nights a week. Catch new episodes of AMERICAN IDOL Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit for local listings), followed by AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA Thursdays on Star!.

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