This Week in Reality TV: Jennifer Lopez is Returning to American Idol and the New Cast of Dancing with the Stars Has Been Revealed

Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley with Val Chmerkovskiy
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So much in reality TV has happened and the shows haven't even aired yet! First, Jennifer Lopez is back on American Idol. Yesterday we were so excited over the launch of her 20th fragrance that we completely missed the fact that she will be coming back to redeem her role as a judge for the 13th season. Lopez will be sharing the panel with returning judge Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr., as the show heads to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco for auditions and airs on Fox this January 2014. As for Dancing with the Stars, the contestants for season 17 have been announced and it's going to be interesting! Stars including Saved by the Bell alum Elizabeth Berkley, science guy Bill Nye, Pretty Little Liars' Brant Daugherty, Valerie Harper, Jack Osbourne, Glee's Amber Riley, and more are putting on their dancing shoes to compete for the mirror ball trophy starting on September 16th on ABC. Consider our DVRs set!

Plus, see Jennifer Lopez's best looks ever!

MORE:• Try on JLo’s Many HairstylesSee American Idol TransformationsDancing with the Stars Season 16 Winners

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