'American Idol' Set to Announce Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan as Judges
'American Idol'Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie Will Join Katy Perry ...Just in the Nick of Time!!!
9/29/2017 8:00 AM PT
"American Idol" has completed the arduous and super expensive process of snagging 3 judges for the show's reboot ... and it didn't come a day too soon.
Sources connected with the production tell TMZ, ABC and Fremantle, which co-owns the show with Core Media Group, will announce as early as Friday night they have signed Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as judges #2 and 3.
Luke and Lionel will join Katy Perry ... and join her fast. We're told shooting begins Tuesday.
We're told although Luke and Lionel have agreed to join, there could be a delay in announcing if the lawyers start nitpicking.