The new season of "American Idol" is going to kick off January 13th, 2009. The show will stick with the schedule it had last year and air Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm. The first two episodes will be two hours each, then it will switch to one hour episodes. It's rumored than when the auditions are over, the results shows will only be a half hour which would be a welcome change from last season. The contestants better be ready, as Simon may be extra cranky because of his breakup.