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'American Idol' Makes Its Way to the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

The 21st annual gala is set for October 26 at the Waldorf Astoria.

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson
Michael Becker/FOX

Fox’s award winning show American Idol will be inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

The 21st annual awards dinner which honors standouts in the broadcast industry will take place on Wednesday, October 25, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

American Idol has been a broadcasting phenomenon from the moment it debuted, and it just keeps getting stronger,” said Bill McGorry, Chairman of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. “This honor is richly deserved for a show that has had such an unprecedented impact on the entire industry.”

Created by Simon Fuller and from producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, American Idol has received multiple Emmy nominations, with 10 seasons under its belt. Idol has ranked as the No. 1 show for eight seasons and shattered a series of long-standing television records.

“This show has entertained hundreds of millions of TV viewers and music fans around the world over the last 10 seasons, and I’d like to dedicate this award to everyone who has helped us stay true to our pure ideal of discovering and showcasing the very best new singing talent in America,” said Fuller.