‘American Idol’ Judges Returning Next Season
Fox announced Monday that Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban have all signed on to return to the judges’ table when “American Idol” returns for its 14th season. Host Ryan Seacrest will also be returning.
“I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith,” said show creator and executive producer Simon Fuller in a statement. ”Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can’t wait to see their evolution together continue next season.”
Although Seacrest and the judges are coming back, you may notice changes in “Idol” during Season 14. The show will more than likely be downsized to one night a week, according to former Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly. ”I think you’ll see it a two-night format, at least initially during the audition phase,” said Reilly before his departure. ”It’s quite likely…we’ll end up being a two-hour show on one night for most of its run.” However, Idol will most likely “see it a two-night format, at least initially during the audition phase.”
“American Idol” is set to return in January.