New York -- Fox announced it is moving "American Idol" to Wednesday night and then will shift it again to Thursday starting in January.
"Idol" currently airs Tuesday, but the plan calls for the talent contest to air on both Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in January.
The Hollywood Reporter said Fox's goal is to use "Idol" as a lead-in to its "Human Target" series on Wednesday and at the same time compete with the new CBS series "Live to Dance," which stars Paula Abdul.
Thursday is generally the highest advertising revenue night in U.S. prime time. "Idol" will also give a boost to the new Fox reality series "Million Dollar Drop." The struggling "Fringe" will be moved to Friday, The Hollywood Reporter said.