Fox Announces Winter Premiere Dates

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson
Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson on the set of AMERICAN IDOL Sunday, Sept, 16. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.
The 12th season of American Idol – with new hosts Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj – will premiere on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, as just announced by Fox. The network also released the premiere dates of Touch with Kiefer Sutherland and The Following, the new dramatic series starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy.
Details on The Following:
The Following, a psychological thriller created by Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek) and starring Golden Globe Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, is an intense, spellbinding drama following Ryan Hardy (Bacon), an ex-FBI agent called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll (Purefoy), a devious and diabolical serial killer, and the mastermind behind an ever-growing web of killers.
Details on Season 2 of Touch:
As the action shifts dramatically from New York to Los Angeles, single father Martin Bohm (Sutherland) and his gifted son, Jake (David Mazouz), find themselves at the center of a global conspiracy involving a mother in search of her missing teenage daughter, a mathematical genius and a religious zealot assassinating others with abilities like Jake’s. Joining the cast this season are Maria Bello, Lukas Haas, Said Taghmaoui and newcomer Saxon Sharbino.

Fox Winter Season Premiere Dates

Wednesday, Jan. 16:
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part One)
Thursday, Jan. 17:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Season Premiere, Part Two)
Monday, Jan. 21:
9:00-10:00 PM THE FOLLOWING (Series Premiere)
Friday, Feb. 1:
9:00-10:00 PM TOUCH (Season Premiere)
Source: Fox