Inside The Plan To Revamp 'American Idol'

10/16/2013 09:48 pm ET
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Can "American Idol" be saved? After losing a quarter of its audience last season, the Fox competition series is hitting the reset button for its 13th cycle, premiering in January. First up: a judging panel featuring Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

"Last season, we knew what could happen when the chemistry was bad," says new executive producer Per Blankens, who previously helmed the Swedish version of "Idol." "So we decided to get three people who really could enjoy each other's company."

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