Reports emerged in late August that American Idol producers would totally refresh the judging panel for the new season by moving Jackson into a mentoring role for the contestants.
Jackson was questioned directly about the American Idol shake-up rumours on CNN on Monday (September 10), but he stopped short of offering exact confirmation of his role on the series.
"Just don't believe everything you hear," he coyly commented.
The producer refused to offer any further comments about his future on American Idol, only saying that he's very proud of the series.
"American Idol is one of the best shows ever," Jackson said. "There are a lot of shows that have borrowed… but I still believe we are the best."
Jackson has appeared on American Idol since the very first season in 2002.
Mariah Carey is thus far the only confirmed judge for American Idol's 2013 season.
Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Enrique Iglesias are among the contenders rumoured to be joining Carey on the judging panel.
American Idol is expected to return to Fox in January.