I know, I know, I know. American Idol has been around FOREVER. This is it's last year, and the talent has really been phenomenal. The show has gone through the audition process, and is in it's final 24 (less than that because they eliminated 5 last week), with 12 contestants singing this week.
You can watch on Hulu (which is what we do), and it is VERY family friendly. My youngest (who is 5) loves it just as much as my oldest (12 years old). We love family-friendly television! American Idol is on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/ 7 central.