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American Idol

What: The 800-pound gorilla of reality TV. If you don't know what this is, you haven't been paying attention. Who: Simon Cowell Paula Abdul Randy Jackson Kara DioGuardi Ryan Seacrest When: January 13 Where: Fox Why: Like you can avoid it. Besides, don't you want to see how new judge Kara DioGuardi affects the balance of power ont he juding table? Will she bring a new era of peace among the judges, or will she ratchet up the crazy?