ABC is rolling out the red carpet, showcasing a 30-minute promotional special American Idol: A New Journey Begins on Oscar Sunday, FEBRUARY 24, ahead of the highly anticipated award show. In the special, host Ryan Seacrest sits down with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to discuss the return of the iconic series and share a preview of this year's crop of new talent. Additionally, the panel will answer fan questions and share behind-the-scenes secrets.
See the full Oscar Sunday schedule below:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (Eastern Standard Time)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Oscars Countdown: The Red Carpet LIVE!
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – American Idol: A New Journey Begins
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Oscars Live on the Red Carpet
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – The Oscars
11:35 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. – Whiskey Cavalier - "Pilot: Sneak Peek"
Watch a sneak peek of the new season of American Idol, set to return SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at 8|7c on ABC!