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'The Following' Premiere Date, Plus 'American Idol' And 'Touch' Winter Premiere Dates

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Fox announces winter premiere dates for "American idol," "The Following" and "Touch." | Fox

Fox has announced its winter premiere dates for new show "The Following" and returning shows "American Idol" and "Touch."

First off, the two-night debut of "American Idol" will kick off on Wed., Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. ET, with the second episode airing on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Finally, we'll see if there's any drama between new (and fired up) judges and Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, as well as newbie Keith Urban and returning judge Randy Jackson.

Kevin Williamson's "The Following," starring Kevin Bacon as an FBI agent on a mission to hunt down a notorious serial killer, will premiere Mon., Jan 21 at 9 p.m. ET.

Finally, Season 2 of "Touch," which originally had a fall air date, will premiere on Fri., Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, the show's second season will shift its setting from New York to L.A. when Martin (Sutherland) and his son Jake (David Mazouz) find themselves in the middle of a "global conspiracy."

The jury's still out on when the freshman comedy "The Goodwin Games" will premiere, but Fox will reportedly make the announcement soon.

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