was a reality television series broadcast on the Fox Network as a spin-off of the immensely popular American Idol
, created by Simon Fuller and 19 Television, FremantleMedia, directed by Bruce Gowers and produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. It was very similar to the adult American Idol
, much like the British series S Club 8
was to S Club 7
. The first and only season of American Juniors
aired in the summer of 2003. It was taped in Hollywood, California.
Around 2,000 children and teenagers auditioned for the show; from these twenty were chosen as contestants. Throughout the season, this number was narrowed down to five through several rounds of voting. Like American Idol, voting was done by the show's viewers via telephone. Unlike Idol, to prevent hurt feelings, the contestants were voted into the group, as opposed to being voted off the show. Read more about ...