NEW YORK — An executive producer of the hit musical reality TV show “American Idol” says celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez will return for another season. Lopez hasn’t said anything.

But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was on the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” program on Wednesday morning and made the announcement.

He acknowledged it wasn’t official. But he added he was “delighted to say that all three judges” and the show’s “brilliant host” are back for the next season.

Seacrest is the show’s host. Singer-actress Lopez debuted as a judge this past season.

The other judges are Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and record producer Randy Jackson.

“American Idol” is due to return to Fox television in January for its 11th season.

Comedian George Lopez’s show gets ax

LOS ANGELES – George Lopez, who surrendered his TBS time slot to Conan O’Brien and then saw ratings for “Lopez Tonight” slide, got a cancelation notice Wednesday. Lopez’s show tonight at midnight will be the final one, the cable network said in a statement.

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of ‘Lopez Tonight,”‘ the network said.

TBS declined further comment. The decision was based not only on ratings but also the cost of the show, according to a person familiar with the production, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A call to Lopez’s representatives was not immediately returned.

Sarah Palin welcomes second grandchild 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin is a grandmother again.

Kyla Grace Palin was born Saturday to Palin’s eldest son, 22-year-old Track Palin, and his new wife, 21-year-old Britta Hanson.

Hanson’s mother, Elizabeth Hanson, confirmed the birth and told The Associated Press that the baby girl is “exquisite.” At birth, the littlest Palin weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, according to the maternal grandmother.

Sarah Palin, a former Alaska governor and the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is mulling a possible run for the presidency in 2012. She has not made a public comment about the new addition to the family.

Track Palin and Britta Hanson were high-school sweethearts. They married three months ago at Hatcher Pass, a scenic mountain pass not far from Sarah Palin’s Wasilla home.

Baldwin puts off mayoral bid

NEW YORK – Alec Baldwin says he’s thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job.

The “30 Rock” actor tells The New York Times he’ll sit out the 2013 race but will consider running in a later election.

In a wide-ranging interview, the 53-year-old says he’s talking with two universities about enrolling in a master’s program in politics and government. He says he wants to better understand what the fiscal imperatives of the mayor’s job are.

He says running in 2013 is impossible because he’s obligated to complete the current season of “30 Rock.”

Baldwin says he plans to establish a permanent city residence before running. His legal residence is Amagansett, Long Island. He has owned a Manhattan apartment for two decades.