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Keith Urban Will Return To 'Idol' Panel

by Jarett Wieselman 11:44 AM PDT, August 01, 2013
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Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson won't be returning for American Idol season 13, but Fox President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, announced that Keith Urban would be back at the judges table in 2014!

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Reilly also confirmed the network has been talking with Jennifer Lopez about returning, but there was no deal in place at this time. He also added that many of the rumors you've heard hold some water, but when asked if Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert were in current negotiations, he told me, "There have been conversations, we love the alumni to return to the show in some fashion, but there were availability issues in trying to line up what felt right."

American Idol premieres January 2014 on Fox.

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