Jennifer Lopez 'very close' to 'American Idol' comeback deal: Report
Jennifer Lopez seems this close to returning to the “American Idol” judges’ table.
The songstress is “very close to signing a deal with Fox to return to ‘American Idol’ next season,” a source very close to Lopez told People mag.
Lopez was a judge on the singing competition show for two seasons, but quit in 2012 along with judge Steven Tyler.
Mariah Carey replaced Lopez, but will not be returning to the show next season, nor will veteran judge Randy Jackson or newbie Nicki Minaj.
Country star Keith Urban is the only judge returning next season.
According to People’s source, Lopez really wants to return to the program and only quit because “she had committed to a world tour.”
“Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much,” People’s source said.
Perhaps Fox hopes the popular Lopez will revive the show, which experienced an all-time ratings low last season.