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Television

New judges could bring sizzle to aging ‘Idol’

PASADENA — The story line has been decided for the 12th season of “American Idol.”

In a recent press conference here at the Television Critics Association press tour, as well as in video excerpts of the program shown to reporters, featuring new “Idol” judges Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj plus returning judge Randy Jackson, judges quipped that this season they were putting the “fun” in dysfunction.

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