ABC held its Winter TCA Press Tour festivities Monday, and “American Idol” naturally took center stage.
The principals from the show — including host Ryan Seacrest and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie — participated in a panel with attending media.
Shortly thereafter, the judges attended a special happy hour celebrating the new season.
They also made their presence felt on the red carpet for the network’s annual all-star party.
After spending fifteen seasons on FOX, “American Idol” debuts on ABC this year. The premiere is set for Sunday, March 11.
Photos from the TCA festivities follow: