‘American Idol’ Moves to 9PM, Former Idol Carrie Underwood Engaged

New judge Ellen DeGeneres won’t be the only major change in the next season of American Idol. The new season of American Idol will also reportedly be moving to 9PM on Fox when it debuts January 12. The reality TV singing competition is being shoved an hour later to make way for a new Fox drama series called Human Target.

American Idol
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American Idol was previously aired at 8PM on Fox, but will be moved to a 9PM slot for the new season debuting on January 12 and 13. The two night season premiere will air at 8/7c.

Fox has reportedly decided to fill the 8PM time slot with a new drama series called Human Target, described as being “based on a graphic novel about a bodyguard.” Can we say yawn?

Meanwhile, former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood is basking in the glow of her early Christmas present – an engagement ring from hockey player boyfriend Mike Fisher. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are now officially engaged and “couldn’t be happier” according to Underwood’s rep. No wedding date has reportedly been set yet.

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