Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez will be at the judges table along with Keith Urban for the 13th season of "American Idol." 

Long-time Idol judge Randy Jackson will also return, but his role has been redefined as an "in-house mentor."  Ryan Seacrest is once again on board as host.  Fox TV executives call J-Lo a "triple-threat global superstar," while Connick is described as a "bonafide musical genius."

Returning judge and country music star Urban released a statement saying he thinks this season of Idol "is gonna be a blast."  "Idol" returns to a TV set near you in January.

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