You may not be able to wear white after
Keith Urban will be the sole returning judge from last season's panel. He'll be joined by "Idol" hanger-on
The lineup change in the storied franchise follows the exits of
Fox opted to go in this direction. And it's keeping the big dawg on campus. Randy Jackson, who announced earlier this year that he would not be returning as a judge, will still lend a helping hand, serving as an in-house mentor.
Kevin Reilly, the network's chairman of entertainment, issued the following statement:
The judges begin production on the coming season, dubbed in Super Bowl-style as "American Idol XIII," today in Boston. The season will roll out in January.