TV Guide Network gets in on “Idol” action


TV Guide Network is on pitch and ready to hit the high notes with three nights of programming dedicated to celebrating “American Idol’s” highly anticipated season nine finale. Fan-favorite Idol alums Justin Guarini (Idol season one runner-up) and Brooke White (Idol season seven top-five finalist) have signed on to host TV Guide Network’s Idol celebration, including the two-hour live finale Red Carpet special “Idol: Live at the Finale” premiering Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Brooke White joins TV Guide Network’s Idol Red Carpet team for the first time this season, co-hosting alongside returning host Justin Guarini. White won over the nation during “American Idol” season seven with her musical talent and her warm, friendly demeanor. “‘American Idol’ gave me the opportunity to connect with people in their own living rooms, reaching millions worldwide… it changed my life forever,” says White, who took time away from promoting her album High Hopes & Heartbreak to host the finale week specials. “I am thrilled to be back on the Idol Red Carpet with TV Guide Network, celebrating the end of yet another amazing Idol season.” Guarini, who is currently working on his third record, said of White, “Brooke is an amazing performer and such a sweet person to be around. Her smile and personality will make our Red Carpet guests instantly comfortable while we interview them on the big night.”
TV Guide Network’s Idol finale week programming lineup includes:

“Idol: Countdown to the Winner” premieres Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT – TV Guide Network hosts Justin Guarini and Brooke White are live outside the Nokia Theatre right before the final two contestants take to the stage for their final performances of the season. Idol experts chime in to handicap the competition and look back at the season, while Justin and Brooke offer fans a sneak peek at the Wednesday night finale.

“Idol: Live at the Finale” premieres Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT – Justin Guarini and Brooke White are LIVE on the Idol finale Red Carpet, interviewing contestants past and present, musicians, judges and celebrities as they make their way into the Nokia Theatre to see who is crowned the next “American Idol.”

“Red Vines Presents TV Guide’s Idol After-Party Special” premieres Thursday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT – TV Guide Network says goodbye to another season of “American Idol” as hosts Justin Guarini and Brooke White interview the winner and runner up, and recap the entire ninth season from start to finish.

The “American Idol” finale Red Carpet has become one of Hollywood’s hottest tickets, as excited fans from across the nation clamor for a peek at past and present Idol contestants, big-name musical acts, A-list celebrities and Idol judges as they make their way into the Nokia Theatre. TV Guide Network gives viewers an all-access pass to the unforgettable Red Carpet moments that set the stage for the crowning of this year’s Idol champion.

The two-night “American Idol” finale airs Tuesday, May 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX.

(Source: TV Guide Network)