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A guide to 'American Idol' on TV this week: March 29 - April 5

March 28, 2011 |  4:52 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.


“Hollywood's 10 Best” 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, TV Guide: Brown Haired Beauties -- Hollywood's beautiful brunettes including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“The E! True Hollywood Story” 1 p.m., Wednesday, E!: Jennifer Lopez.

“The E! True Hollywood Story” 3 p.m., Wednesday, E!: Steven Tyler and his daughter, actress Liv Tyler.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” 4 p.m., Wednesday, NBC: Jennifer Hudson and Savannah Robinson perform; Christian Slater. (N)

“The Insider” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, CBS: American Idol Backstory -- Details on the original cast and judges of “American Idol.” (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Wednesday, Fox: The eleven finalists perform songs by Elton John. (N)

“Saturday Night Live” 7 p.m., Thursday and 5 p.m., Friday, VH1; Host Tina Fey; Carrie Underwood performs.

“American Idol” 8 p.m., Thursday, Fox; Two contestants are eliminated; performances by, Jamie Foxx and Fantasia. (N)

“Punk'd” Noon and 4 p.m., Friday, TV Guide; Simon Cowell; Raven-Symone; rapper The Game.
“Oprah Presents Master Class” 8 a.m., Saturday, OWN; Simon Cowell -- Simon Cowell critiques himself.

“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m., Monday, ABC; Chris Rock talks about his Broadway debut; actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”); the latest “American Idol” castoff performs. (N)

“Behind the Music” 3 p.m., Monday, VH1; Jennifer Hudson finds success in spite of an early elimination from “American Idol.” 

“The Price Is Right” 10 a.m., Tuesday, CBS; Actor Constantine Maroulis presents a showcase that includes tickets to see Broadway's “Rock of Ages” and a walk-on role in the production. (N) 

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

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