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Former 'American Idol' judges return for final season

Sept. 17, 2012: This image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series "American Idol." From left, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson at a news conference in New York City.

Sept. 17, 2012: This image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series "American Idol." From left, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson at a news conference in New York City.  (AP)

Ryan Seacrest has confirmed to "Access Hollywood" that all former FOX "American Idol" judges will return for the final season.

"I've spoken to all of them recently and we as a team have talked to them about coming back to do something for the final season," Seacrest said. "They are going to do it it's just a matter of figuring what to do with them."

This final 15th season will air January 6th on Fox and will bring back Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicki Minaj, and Kara DioGuardi.

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