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Simon Cowell's new deal with Fox could bring Britain's The X Factor to American TV.

Cowell, who is in the final year of his current American Idol contract, has been open about wanting to bring his British hit stateside, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His existing contract would not allow it.

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