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'American Idol' judges and Seacrest back for Season 14

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Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will be back for Season 14 of American Idol premiering in 2015 on FOX. Ryan Seacrest has been with the show since it's debut in 2002.

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Despite having the lowest ratings in the history of American Idol last season, auditions are being held throughout the country this summer.

This upcoming season will also feature a $50,000 prize for the family member or biggest supporter of next season's winner.

"I am delighted that our dream team of Jennifer, Keith and Harry are back for American Idol XIV. Their experience, humor and passion for new talent has made them one of Idol's strongest-ever judging panels, and coupled with the expertise and charisma of Ryan Seacrest, we are ready to get out there to find the best talent in America." - Trish Kinane, Executive Producer of American Idol

I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith...Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can't wait to see their evolution together continue next season." - Simon Fuller, Executive Producer & Creator of American Idol

Audition Dates and Locations for American Idol, Season 14

Minneapolis, MN Wednesday, June 18 Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota
New Orleans, LA Wednesday, June 25 Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans
Long Island, NY Wednesday, July 23 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Nashville, TN Wednesday, July 30 Nashville Municipal Auditorium
San Francisco , CA Monday, September 29 Cow Palace San Francisco

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