Photos! Ellen DeGeneres as an 'Idol' Judge

It's official! Ellen DeGeneres is the new judge on the block!

Photos of DeGeneres were released by FOX Tuesday. The talk show hostess also posed for a group shot with Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest.

Photos of Ellen DeGeneres as an 'Idol' Judge

See the megastars who stepped in as guest judges for the "Idol" auditions

The 9th season of "Idol" returns Tuesday, Jan. 12 on FOX.