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A guide to 'American Idol' on TV this week: April 27 - May 4

April 26, 2011 |  7:53 pm

 "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 Insider” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday CBS: Prince William and Kate Middleton; TV-show host Sharon Osbourne; “American Idol.” (N) 

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday Fox: The six remaining contestants perform the songs of Carole King. (N) (N)

“The Wendy Williams Show” 11 a.m., Thursday Fox: Kara DioGuardi. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Thursday Fox: One of Six Voted Off; performances by Crystal Bowersox and Bruno Mars. (N)

“The Wendy Williams Show” Midnight, Thursday BET: Kara DioGuardi. (N)

“Dateline NBC” 7 p.m., Sunday NBC: Steven Tyler talks about success, drug addiction and his family. (N)

“Biography” 5 a.m., Sunday Biography: Paula Abdul.

“Today” 7 a.m., Monday NBC: Al Roker performs with The Wiggles in Australia; author Steven Tyler (“Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?”); Jennifer Lopez. (N)

“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m., Monday ABC: The latest “American Idol” castoff performs. (N)

“Today” 7 a.m., Tuesday NBC: The latest contestant eliminated from “American Idol”; Stevie Nicks performs. (N)

“106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live” 6 p.m., Tuesday BET: Jennifer Lopez. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday Fox: The five remaining finalists perform. (N)

Photo: Haley Reinhart, left, Scotty McCreery, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Casey Abrams and Jacob Lusk. Credit: Michael Becker / FOX.