Jennifer Lopez’s return to ‘Idol’ imminent

Lopez Jennifer Lopez will return to “American Idol’ as a judge with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson, exec producer Nigel Lythgoe stated.

Lythgoe spoke about Lopez in a radio interview with “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest (link via TV Tattle).

“I believe we’re still waiting for the official announcement, but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of ‘American Idol,’ (are) back for the next season,” Lythgoe said.

A Fox spokesperson did not comment. In June, Lopez said in a BBC radio interview that she was “on the fence” about her return, though folks at Fox seemed confident when asked about Lopez at the recent Television Critics Assn. press tour.

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