Vince Bucci/ Getty Images

The TV Reunion Fans Have Been Waiting For American Idol Woos Back Simon, Paula & Randy!

In a desperate attempt to boost ratings in its final season, “American Idol” producers are bringing back original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, say TV industry insiders.

“In the past, the producers had always pooh-poohed the idea of asking them back,” said a source close to the groundbreaking FOX competition. “But after last season’s ratings debacle, execs felt they had to do something drastic.