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Fox moving 'American Idol' off Tuesdays

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.

Gunsberg named 'Live to Dance' host

Los Angeles -- Andrew Gunsberg will host the upcoming U.S. competition show "Live to Dance," CBS said Wednesday.

Gunsberg served as co-host of "Australian Idol," and as host of the nationally syndicated radio countdown, "Take 40 Australia." Additionally, Gunsberg was host of Australia's Network Ten quiz show series, "The ConTest."

Choreographer Travis Payne and former Pussycat Dolls member Kimberly Wyatt are to join executive producer and mentor Paula Abdul on the panel of experts for "Live to Dance," the network said.