via press release:
“AMERICAN IDOL XIII” AND NEW FOX COMEDY “ENLISTED” GET
WRAPPED UP IN HOLIDAY CHEER AT
MALLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24
IDOL Offers Free Gift Wrapping and
ENLISTED Partners with Operation Gratitude to
Send Messages of Thanks to Troops Overseas
AMERICAN IDOL XIII Debuts with Special Two-Night Season Premiere Event
Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16
ENLISTED Premieres Friday, January 10
AMERICAN IDOL XIII and new FOX comedy ENLISTED are getting into the spirit of the holidays with a special gift during the most wonderful time of the year! From Friday, Dec. 20 - Tuesday, Dec. 24, AMERICAN IDOL XIII will provide complimentary gift wrapping in local shopping centers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Tampa and Nashville. At the festive stations, shoppers can have their purchases wrapped in exclusive IDOL-themed paper, watch clips and exclusive IDOL content from the all-new season. Also at each station, ENLISTED will provide shoppers with free postcards to write letters of appreciation to our service members deployed in harm’s way. In partnership with Operation Gratitude, the collected postcards will be sent overseas in Operation Gratitude Care Packages.
Shoppers can find these festive AMERICAN IDOL gift-wrapping and ENLISTED postcard stations at the following locations. All stations will be open on Friday, Dec. 20 to Monday, Dec. 23 from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM; and on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM:
New York: The Westchester Mall – 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY
Los Angeles: Century City Mall – 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Chicago: Orland Square Mall – 288 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park, IL
Atlanta: Lenox Square Mall – 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA
Dallas: Grapevine Mills Mall – 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine, TX
Houston: Katy Mills Mall – 5000 Katy Mills Cir., Katy, TX
Tampa: Citrus Park Mall – 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, FL
Nashville: Opry Mills Mall – 433 Opry Mills Dr., Nashville, TN
Additionally, former IDOL contestants and ENLISTED cast members (as available) will stop by the gift-wrapping and postcard stations to spread some holiday cheer!
The following ENLISTED cast member and former IDOL contestants will stop by the gift-wrapping and postcard stations in the noted locations: Keith David (Los Angeles), Brandon Rogers (Los Angeles), Constantine Maroulis (New York), Bo Bice (Atlanta), Melinda Doolittle (Nashville), Jason Castro (Houston), Devin Velez (Chicago) and Lazaro Arbos (Tampa). Additional talent to be announced.
Featuring host Ryan Seacrest, a new judging panel, including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., and Randy Jackson returning as the new in-house mentor, AMERICAN IDOL XIII begins with an exciting two-night, four-hour premiere Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
ENLISTED is a military-set family comedy about an older sibling (Geoff Stults, “The Finder”), who returns home to reconnect with his two brothers (Chris Lowell, “Veronica Mars”; and Parker Young, “Suburgatory”), and lead a group of misfits on a small Florida Army post. The series will premiere on Friday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller and is executive produced by Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Trish Kinane, Per Blankens, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
ENLISTED is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel is creator and executive producer, and Mike Royce serves as an executive producer. “Like” ENLISTED on Facebook at Facebook.com/ENLISTEDonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @ENLISTEDonFOX and join the discussion using #enlisted. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @ENLISTEDonFOX.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm's way, to their Children left behind, and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member's face and express to our Military and their families the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 1,000,000 packages to American Military and their families.