American Idol boosts mid-season schedule on /A\

The #1 program in America is coming to /A\.

The network announced today that the AMERICAN IDOL results show will bolster the network’s mid-season schedule along with the return of viewer favourites and eagerly-awaited new series.

In a strategic move, AMERICAN IDOL’s blockbuster Thursday night results show will be used to promote a hot new-lineup of mid-season programming on /A\, including the premiere of Paula Abdul’s LIVE TO DANCE, the second season of the sci-fi drama V, riveting drama HUMAN TARGET, and another drama-fueled season of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

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Airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT, AMERICAN IDOL leads a very competitive Thursday night on /A\, which also features THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (returning Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT),  NIKITA (returning Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) and PRIVATE PRACTICE (returning Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT).

Meanwhile, Wednesdays on /A\ gets a whole new look: after making its debut on CTV, the highly anticipated new series LIVE TO DANCE with Paula Abdul slides into its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Jan. 19 on /A\. LIVE TO DANCE anchors an all-new Wednesday night line-up on /A\ which also features the riveting drama HUMAN TARGET, returning with all-new back-to-back episodes Jan. 5 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT and back-to-back episodes Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT; before moving into its regular timeslot Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Book-ending the Wednesday night schedule is another drama-fueled season of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, premiering Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with Cycle 16.

Tuesdays on /A\ sees the return of last Fall’s #1 new show for A25-54, V, beginning Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following HELLCATS (returning Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT).

Also joining the schedule is the Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series SANCTUARY. Created by Damian Kindler (STARGATE SG-1), the series joins /A\’s Monday night lineup beginning with Season 1 on Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Schedule subject to change. Visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

/A\’s midseason schedule of new and returning series unfolds as follows (all times ET/PT; visit Atv.ca to confirm local broadcast times):

 

Mondays:

8 p.m.:            LAW AND ORDER: SVU

9 p.m.:            SANCTUARY **NEW TO /A\**

10 p.m.:          CRIMINAL MINDS

 

Tuesdays:

8 p.m.:            HELLCATS **NEW TIMESLOT**

9 p.m.:            V **NEW SEASON** (simulcast)

10 p.m.:          CRIMINAL MINDS

 

Wednesdays:

8 p.m.:            LIVE TO DANCE **NEW SERIES** (simulcast) / AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (simulcast)

9 p.m.:            HUMAN TARGET **NEW TO /A\** (simulcast)

10 p.m.:          CRIMINAL MINDS

 

Thursdays:

7 p.m.:            THE VAMPIRE DIARIES **NEW TIMESLOT**

8 p.m.:            AMERICAN IDOL (Results Episode) **NEW SEASON** (simulcast)

9 p.m.:            NIKITA (simulcast)

10 p.m.:          PRIVATE PRACTICE (simulcast)

 

Fridays:

8 p.m.:            CRIMINAL MINDS

9 p.m.:            DATELINE (simulcast)

 

Saturdays:

7 p.m.:            ROAD TO AVONLEA

8 p.m.:            THE BIG PICTURE

10 p.m.:          COMEDY NOW!

10:30 p.m.:    COMEDY INC.

 

Sundays:

7 p.m.:            TMZ WEEKEND

8 p.m.:            THE BIG PICTURE

10 p.m.:          CRIMINAL MINDS

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