Randy Jackson has announced he is not returning to American Idol next season. Because of his long service to the show, producers let the man quit. The other three judges will also not be back, but for some reason I think the producers want to make a point of telling them their contracts will not be renewed. After suffering the lowest ratings ever for the show, producers want to do something to get people to watch again. The thing is ratings have been going down for years on the show as it has more competition. I don't know if a total shakeup will do anything. I think finding a time in the schedule where you are the only talent show each week would probably work better than anything. In other Randy news, he no longer manages Mariah Carey. Interesting.