It appears the Dawg has not gotten enough of “American Idol.” Randy Jackson is expected to come out of retirement to serve as a mentor for the contestants, according to an E! News report.
Jackson, who announced his resignation from “American Idol” as a judge back in May after serving 12 seasons, will reportedly be replacing acclaimed music producer, Jimmy Iovine, who has been with the show for the past three seasons. However, Jackson will have far more control than Iovine.
Although rumors of Jackson’s comeback began surfacing last week, A Fox spokesperson said Thursday that nothing official had been announced, according to New York Daily News.
Producers are still scrambling to fill the judging table before auditions begin. E! reported earlier this week that Harry Connick Jr. is in final negotiations to take the third judge’s chair. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are the only names confirmed so far.
“American Idol” returns for its 13th season January 2014.