Producer Nigel Lythgoe called in to 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest' today (August 10). "I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of 'American Idol' is back for the next season," he beamed.
Recently divorced Jennifer Lopez almost ditched her 'Idol' gig when she announced her plans to star in her own spin-off reality competition show for aspiring Latin American music stars, but was offered a hefty sum of $20 million to return.
FOX has yet to make an official announcement.
Yet, it seems that the source on this is solid, so fans can start anticipating the triumphant return of the Idol triad of judges JLo, Randy Jackson and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who admitted that he thought 'Idol' "sucked" until he joined the show.
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