(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 10: Idol judges Simon Cowell (L), Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson (R) arrive at Fox's celebration of Americn Idols Top 12 finalists at Pearl on March 10, 2004 in West Hollywood, California.
Son : Jordan Jackson Daughter : Zoe Jackson, Taylor Jackson Claim to fame : One of the judges on the hit television show American Idol.
Photo credit: Kevin Winter/Image Direct Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Justin Guarini, Paula Abdul, and Kelly Clarkson of American Idol backstage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, August 29, 2002. American Idol Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson on stage at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, August 29, 2002. THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2447 -- Pictured: (l-r) American Idol judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 10, 2003 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell during 'American Idol' Season 2 Finale - Results Show at Universal Amphitheatre in Universial City, California, United States.
(Photo by Ray Mickshaw/Wire Image)HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: 'American Idol' Judges (L-R) Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul during the FOX Television Critics Association Press Tour on January 16, 2004 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA.
Simon Cowell, who was a judge on "American Idol" from 2002 to 2010, will be part of the all-star reunion of current and former judges and contestants on April 7, 2016, which is not only the date of the series finale but also the date that the last "American Idol" winner will be named. "American Idol" is ending after 15 seasons due to declining ratings.
CT (live in the Eastern and Central time zones; tape delayed everywhere else in the U. Sources tell that Cowell will appear on stage with Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, who were the other original judges on "American Idol." Cowell hasn't appeared on the "American Idol" stage since his last episode as a judge on the show in 2010.* Cowell was also part of the pre-taped retrospective TV special "American Idol: American Dream," which Fox televised in the U. on April 5, 2016 The special included Cowell, Jackson, Abdul and several current and former "Idol" contestants and producers in new interviews reflecting on their "American Idol" experiences.