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A guide to 'American Idol' on TV this week: March 15 - 22

March 15, 2011 | 10:44 am

 "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.


“The E! True Hollywood Story” 9 a.m., Tuesday, E!
(TV14-L) Adam Lambert -- The American Idol runner-up launches his career. 

“The Simpsons” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Fox
(TVPG-L,V) Judge Me Tender -- After displaying a talent for judging contests, Moe is invited to appear on “American Idol”; Homer gets on Marge's nerves when he spends too much time at home. 

“Tosh.0” 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Comedy Central (TV14-L)
Tosh gives the “American Idol” girls a Web redemption, visits a Ugandan propaganda meeting, and introduces a new segment called “Twispers.”

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday, Fox
(TVPG-D,L) The finalists perform in hope of impressing the judges and the nation. (N)

“American Idol8 p.m., Thursday, Fox
(TVPG-D,L) The Black Eyed Peas perform; Lee DeWyze performs; a contestant is eliminated. (N)

“Saturday Night Live” 9 p.m., Thursday, VH1
(TV14) Host Ben Affleck; David Cook performs; Sen. John McCain makes an appearance. 

“Hannah Montana” 6 p.m., Friday, Disney
(TVG) Hannah schedules a recording session with David Archuleta to avoid going to the prom with Aaron. 

“Celebrity Ghost Stories” 4 p.m., Saturday, Biography
(TVPG) Taylor Hicks receives a life-changing message.

“Behind the Music” 10:30 a.m., Sunday and 1 a.m., Tues/Wed, VH1 
(TVPG) Jennifer Hudson finds success in spite of an early elimination from “American Idol.” 

“The View” 10 a.m., Tuesday, ABC
(TV14) Crime survivors Brooks and Leslie Douglass; Jennifer Hudson performs. (N)

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

--Compiled by Ed Stockly