Dr. Luke, a 39-year-old American songwriter and record producer formally known as Lukasz Gottwald, is negotiating his way onto American Idol's thirteenth-season judging panel, Us Weeklyreported.
The potential addition of Dr. Luke reportedly comes at a price, however, as he is being considered for the gig only because talks with recording artist and Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am, 38, fell through.
According to an Us source, negotiations with will.i.am were put on hold because a salary deal couldn't be reached and Dr. Luke therefore moved up to the forefront.
"All have been talked about and discussed," Reilly said during a Television Critics Association press tour panel at the time.
While Urban will definitely be coming back to the show and Lopez's boyfriend Casper Smart seemed to recently let the cat out of the bag that Lopez will be returning to the panel as well, Reilly had stressed no other deals are in place yet.