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American Juniors

3 June, 2003

American Juniors is an American reality television singing competition series that was broadcast for one season from June 3 to August 19, 2003, on Fox. The series was a spin-off of American Idol, but with younger contestants, and had the same production team as American Idol: it was created by Simon Fuller and 19 Entertainment, along with FremantleMedia, and directed by Bruce Gowers, and produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. However, unlike American Idol, the goal of the competition was not to find a single winner, but rather to create a singing group of five of the contestants. In this way, American Juniors more closely resembled the British series S Club Search, which had produced the group S Club Juniors. The show spawned the singing group American Juniors, which disbanded in 2005 after their self-titled studio album's lackluster sales. The show was filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Genre Interactive talent show, Reality show
Created by Simon Fuller
Directed by Bruce Gowers
Presented by Ryan Seacrest (episodes 1-5, 7-17), Gladys Knight (episode 6)
Judges Debbie Gibson, Gladys Knight (episodes 1-5, 9-17), Justin Guarini (episodes 1-4, 6), Nick Carter (episode 6), Lamont Dozier (episodes 7 and 8), Mary Wilson (episodes 7 and 8), Brian McKnight (episodes 9 and 10), Jordan Knight (episodes 11 and 12), Monica (episodes 13 and 14), Dionne Warwick (episode 15)
Opening theme "One Step Closer" by, S Club Juniors
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick
Production company(s) FremantleMedia North America, 19 Entertainment
Original network Fox
Picture format 480i (SDTV)

About American Juniors

Spin-off of American Idol featuring younger contestants with the goal of forming a singing group of 5 rather than single out 1 winner.

Achievement of American Juniors

Gladys Knight filled in as a presenter for one episode with Ryan Seacrest being the main host. Gladys KnightJustin Guarini and Debbie Gibson were the primary judges.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About American Juniors

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Latest information about American Juniors updated on July 28 2021.