*”The show that started it all is starting our best season yet,” touts Ryan Seacrest in a new promo for “American Idol.”

He appears with judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson in the clip, tweeted out by Seacrest on Thursday.

Season 12 of will debut over two nights in early 2013: Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17.

Watch below. Scroll down to view the latest promo pic.