‘American Idol,’ ‘Touch,’ ‘The Following’ Get Premiere Dates

"American Idol" will start its 11th season with a two-night premiere in January

Fox released its midseason premiere dates Wednesday, announcing the returns of "American Idol" and the Kiefer Sutherland drama "Touch," as well as the debut of the Kevin Bacon thriller "The Following."

"American Idol" will kick off its 12th season, with new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, with a two-night premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, January 17 at 8 p.m.

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"The Following," which was created by "The Vampire Diaries" and "Scream" vet Kevin Williamson, will premiere Monday, January 21 at 9 p.m. The series stars Kevin Bacon as a former FBI agent who's drawn out of retirement to track down a serial murderer who leads an expanding web of killers.

"Touch," which had its Season 2 premiere bumped from Oct. 26 in order to afford the show better promotional opportunities, will now return on Friday, February 1 at 9 p.m.