LOS ANGELES, CA Tuesday Jan.18.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- American Idol returns tonight on Fox, and the new season promises to change things up a bit. MTV reports that, along with Simon, Paula and Randy, American Idol will have some guest judges this time around including LL Cool J, Brandy, Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Kenny Loggins and Gene Simmons from KISS. There's also going to be "a battle of the sexes" during the semifinals.

The two-day season premiere of American Idol starts tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT on Fox. The second-half of the premiere airs Wednesday, January 19.

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