AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN IDOL is set to return with a two-night event showcasing the nation’s most extraordinary talent Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19. Auditions will continue with a special, extended primetime broadcast of AMERICAN IDOL Sunday, Jan. 22 (10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (6:00 PM-CC ET live/3:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. PicturED L-R: Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest answer questions from the press on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Las vegas, NV. CR: Michael Becker / FOX