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A guide to 'American Idol' on TV this week: March 1 - 10

 "American Idol" has spawned dozens of celebrities who continue to make their mark on popular culture. Listed below are the highlights of TV programs airing during the next week related to 'Idol,' including appearances by contestants and judges, past and present.

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“Chris Botti in Boston, Part II” 7 p.m., Tuesday, 3/1/11
KVCR (TVG) A continuation of the trumpeter's performance with the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma.

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Tuesday, 3/1/11
Fox (TVPG-D,L) Top 12 Boys Perform -- The male semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday, 3/2/11
Fox (TVPG-D,L) Top 12 Girls Perform -- The female semifinalists perform in hope of advancing to the next round. (N)

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, 3/2/11
NBC (TV14) TV personality Simon Cowell; NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon; Travis Barker performs with Cypress Hill. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Thursday, 3/3/11
Fox (TVPG-D,L) Finalists Chosen -- The judges make their wild-card picks, rounding out the list of finalists; Jennifer Lopez's latest music video is revealed. (N)

“Movie: Selena” *** (1997) 10:25 a.m., Saturday, 3/5/11
TBS (PG) Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos. A beautiful Mexican-American singer's skyrocketing international career ends abruptly.

“Tosh.0” 10:28 p.m., Saturday, 3/5/11
Comedy Central Tosh gives the “American Idol” girls a Web redemption, visits a Ugandan propaganda meeting, and introduces a new segment called “Twispers.”

“Chris Botti in Boston, Part II” 11 p.m., Saturday, 3/5/11
KVCR (TVG) A continuation of the trumpeter's performance with the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma.

“Movie: Maid in Manhattan” ** (2002) 5:25 p.m., Sunday, 3/6/11
Starz (PG-13) Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes. A senatorial candidate falls for a chambermaid after he mistakes her for a guest at the hotel.

“Two and a Half Men” 7 p.m., Monday, 3/7/11
KTLA (TV14-D,L) Who's Vod Kanockers? -- Charlie tells Alan the truth about his breakup with Mia; a famous neighbor (Steven Tyler) causes trouble.

“Drawn Together” 2:30 a.m., Monday, 3/7/11
Comedy Central (TVMA) American Idol Parody Clip Show -- The housemates find themselves in a competition as they look back at the highlights from the season.

“The Wendy Williams Show” 11 a.m. and midnight, Tuesday, 3/8/11
Fox (TVPG) Actress Raven-Symoné; authors Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy (“In a Heartbeat”); Taylor Hicks performs.

“Movie: Maid in Manhattan” ** (2002) 1:50 p.m. and 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, 3/9/11
Starz (PG-13) Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes. A senatorial candidate falls for a chambermaid after he mistakes her for a guest at the hotel.

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday, 3/9/11
Fox (TVPG-D,L) Finalists Compete -- Finalists perform live for the first time. (N)

“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m., Thursday, 3/10/11
ABC (TVPG) Talent judge Jennifer Lopez. (N)

“Saturday Night Live” 6 p.m., Thursday, 3/10/11
VH1 (TV14) Host Ben Affleck; David Cook performs; Sen. John McCain makes an appearance.

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Thursday, 3/10/11
Fox (TVPG-D,L) One Voted Off -- A contestant is sent home. (N)

“Saturday Night Live” 8:30 p.m., Saturday, 3/12/11
VH1 (TV14) Host: Jennifer Lopez.

“Behind the Music” 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 3/12/11
VH1 (TVPG-L) Jennifer Lopez -- Jennifer Lopez openly discusses her career and her life.

Photo: 'American Idol' cast: Michael Becker / FOX 

--Compiled by Ed Stockly

 
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American Idol really rocks this year thanks to Steve Tyler & J.Lo. Randy's great as well. But Steve you make the show they should have picked u yrs. ago.
Steve your sexy & have a beautiful personality. and nobody is mean.


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