When does American Idol start in 2014?

Question: When does the new season 13 of American Idol start in 2014?

Answer: Season 13 of Idol is due to begin on Fox on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

With rival Fox talent show the X Factor currently struggling in the ratings department, it may rest on Idols long running shoulders to prove there’s still a demand for the genre.

Jennifer Lopez - Photo by Ana Carolina Kley Vita (Wikimedia Commons)

She’s Back! American Idol 2014 Judge: J Lo – Photo by Ana Carolina Kley Vita (Wikimedia Commons)

The new seasons judges lineup will consist this time of just three names: Keith Urban returns as the only surviving critic from 2013, Jennifer Lopez, who quit the panel in 2012 makes her previously predicted comeback and finally Harry Connick, Jr makes his judging debut.

For those viewers who like to see some familiar faces on their television programs, fear not as regular host Ryan Seacrest also returns. Just to help remind you it’s American Idol your watching and not one of it’s numerous clones in existence today.

If your lucky you may even catch the odd glimpse of ex-judge Randy Jackson, as he takes on the less demanding and less time consuming role of contestant mentor during the finals.