Here is the the 2012 Idol schedule (no changes from a year ago) up to the first elimination of the finalists:

NOTE: And of course you realize we get this all tape-delayed here on the Left Coast…

Sunday: 7-8 p.m. -San Diego Auditions (this comes at the conclusion of the NFC championship football game between the 49ers and the Giants.)

Jan. 25 8-9 p.m. -Auditions

Jan. 26 8-9 p.m. -Auditions

Feb. 1 8-9 p.m. -Auditions

Feb. 2 8-9 p.m. -Auditions

Feb. 8 8-9 p.m. -Auditions

Feb. 9 8-9 p.m. -Hollywood, Part 1

Feb. 15 8-10 p.m. -Hollywood, Part 2

Feb. 16 8-9 p.m. -Hollywood, Part 3

Feb. 22 8-10 p.m. -Performance challenge

Feb. 23 8-9 p.m. -Semifinalists announced

Feb. 28 8-10 p.m. -Semifinalists perform

NOTE: This 400th Episode will be a special broadcast; it will also be the first time the public get a vote.

Feb. 29 8-10 p.m. -Semifinalists perform

March 1 8-10 p.m. -Results Show; Finalists snnounced & Judges’ Wild Card picks tevealed

March 7 8-10 p.m. Finalists perform

March 8 8-9 p.m. Results show; First elimination