The 13th season of AI returns this January with a new judge! Harry Connick Jr. joins Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban to find the next great American Talent. AI has launched the careers of many esteemed artists including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and more. Randy Jackson will become an in-house mentor this season, replacing Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine. While we’ll miss the quips between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, Connick Jr. should bring a welcome lightness to the show. American Idol returns January 15th on Fox. Check local listings for times.