Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in.
Deadline reports that for the upcoming Season 13 of “American Idol,” former judge Randy Jackson will be back — albeit in a different capacity. Music producer Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving the series, where he’s served as an in-house mentor since Season 10, and will be replaced by the inescapable Top Dawg.
Jackson had served as a judge on FOX’s long-running singing competition since its inaugural season, but was shown the door at the end of Season 12 when a near clean sweep of the judges table was made, seeing the exit of one-term judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. (Keith Urban, however, escaped a pink slip.)
Are you happy Jackson will be back on “American Idol” or do you wish he’d just stay away?