Will Harry Connick Jr. Take a Judge’s Seat on ‘American Idol’?

by | August 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM | American Idol, Celebrities

Harry Connick Jr. on "American Idol" (Photo: Fox)

An “American Idol” fave may be coming to the rescue of the reality competition series.

Deadline reports that Harry Connick Jr. is the latest name reportedly being targeted for the third judging spot on the powerhouse FOX series. Connick has twice served as a guest mentor for the show but is now being considered for a higher-profile role alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.

The third spot was nearly filled by music producer Dr. Luke, but the deal collapsed at the last minute because of conflicts with other studios.

Season 13 of the show is set to return to FOX in January.