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      FOX 31 hosts American Idol viewing party

      FOX 31 plans to host an AMERICAN IDOL Viewing Party on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Lee County High School (1 Trojan Way, Leesburg, GA 31763) from 7PM-10 PM during the two-hour LIVE results show of AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, March 1 (8:00-10:00 PM EST) on FOX 31. FOX 31 TMs Viewing Party will broadcast the show as the 2012 AMERICAN IDOL finalists are announced LIVE from inside the cafeteria at Lee County High School. FOX 31 welcomes conversations surrounding the viewing party on social media sites Facebook (/wfxltv) and Twitter (@wfxl, using hashtag: #watchFOX31). You can join the event on Facebook here.Everyone is encouraged to come out and be a part of the excitement surrounding Season 11 of AMERICAN IDOL. The event is free and open to the public. AMERICAN IDOL prizes will be given away, and refreshments will be available. No outside beverages will be permitted. For more information, contact Josh Boutwell at 229-291-0396 or via email You may also contact Jenna McWilliams at 229-903-8236 or via email WHAT: American Idol Viewing PartyDATE: Thursday, March 1TIME: 7-10PMLOCATION: Lee County High School Cafeteria, 1 Trojan Way, Leesburg, GA

      FOX 31 WFXL-TV is Southwest Georgia TMs local FOX Affiliate and is owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC, a Chicago based broadcast company with 24 television stations in 15 markets. For more information about FOX 31 WFXL-TV, please visit IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past eight consecutive seasons. For more information, please visit