Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban to Return to "American Idol"
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:07:29
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Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban are all returning to the 14th season of American Idol in 2015. This marks their second year as the full panel. Ryan Seacrest will return as the host, as well.
"I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith," show creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said 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."
Even though the judges and the host are back, there will be changes to the format of the show, such as how often and when you can watch it.
The reality talent show will likely be downsized to one, two-hour episode per week, as opposed to two episodes per week, which were usually spread over two hours and one hour. There may be some two ep nights during the audition phase, though. It's TBD. But it looks like there will be less off Idol, which makes sense, since audiences might get exhausted from all this reality TV.
Who still watches American Idol at this point? Anyone? Anyone?