American Idol 8 will stay with the same schedule

Fox has revealed the schedule for American Idol 8, and it looks very familiar: The show will debut in mid-January and air Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, the equivalent Tuesday to last season’s first episode.

The Futon Critic reports that the eighth “season will open with two-hour installments on Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14 before settling into its regular one-hour time periods — Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c and Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c — the following week.”

The show is supposed to cut results shows from an hour to a half-hour, but results shows don’t start for a few weeks into the season. Results shows also typically air at 9.