Yes, Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. will all return for the next and final season of American Idol in 2016. Also joining them will be host Ryan Seacrest, the only original face from the aging FOX series.
No details were announced as to contract amounts for each of the American Idol judges, but in past seasons JLo has earned north of $15 million dollars, something that would likely be difficult to regain as the show closes out. Ryan Seacrest was already under contract for one more year as well.
We are thrilled to hear all of the Idol judges will be back for Season 15 which returns in January 2016. You can expect FOX to bring back other familiar faces throughout the season as we saw goodbye to a juggernaut of the television and music industry.
If you could bring back a former American Idol Judge from any season, who would it be?