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The Five Burning Questions of Upfronts

The Baltimore Ravens Stadium

1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?

CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.

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American Idol Renewed for Season 14

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.

Fox may have given The X Factor the boot, but it's not closing up shop on American Idol anytime soon. The network has officially renewed the long-running singing competition for its 14th season.

The announcement came Wednesday when... read more

American Idol: Did the Contestants Sabotage Each Other on Competitors' Pick Night?

American Idol

It's Competitors' Pick Night on American Idol, where the Top 7 finalists get to pick songs for their competitors, and each singer gets to choose one of six options. Did anyone go the sabotage route, or was everyone altruistic?

The show finally finds something for Randy Jackson to do, as he introduces the theme of the night and interviews each singer about what they would select for their counterparts. (Everyone seems to be playing nice, for the record.)

American Idol's Malaya Watson explains why she almost didn't audition

So, what did the finalists ultimately decide on? Let's get to the performances:

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Simon Cowell: I "Regret" Affair with Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell says he isn't proud of how his relationship with Lauren Silverman started — as an affair with the wife of one of his best friends — but he says being a father has changed his life for the better.

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Simon Cowell Welcomes Baby Boy

Simon Cowell, Lauren Silverman

Simon Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to a son on Friday. The couple named him Eric, after Cowell's father.

Olympics: The most memorable moments

"Lauren in great shape. Thanks for all of your kind messages," Cowell, 54, shared on Twitter.

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Fox Cancels The X Factor as Simon Cowell Departs for X Factor U.K.

Simon Cowell

Fox has canceled The X Factor as Simon Cowell has departed for The X Factor U.K., the network announced Friday.

The news comes hours after... read more

Fox Boss on Growing Tuesday Comedies, the Future of X Factor and New Details on Gotham

Simon Cowell, Mindy Kaling

Less than 24 hours after Brooklyn Nine-Nine's surprise double wins at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly touted the network's Tuesday slate of comedies while also saying that he hopes for growth.

"I'm very proud of all four shows. I think they've all performed very well. ... We put a nice little crown on top with our wins," Reilly told reporters Monday at Fox's Television Critics Association winter previews. Although Reilly called the low ratings for Dads, Brooklyn, New Girl and The Mindy Project "a frustrating situation," he also noted that all four comedies are "at the top of the pack" compared to comedies on other networks. "Some of our mature shows are down ... so it's been a mixed bag, but the positive side is some of our new shows have performed.... read more

Who Won Season 3 of The X Factor?

Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero

The X Factor has crowned its newest champ.

On Thursday, the Fox singing competition announces its Season 3 winner, but not until a few tears are shed, lasers stun the audience, the producers make it snow and a whole lot of holiday cheer is spread by ... read more

Top Moments: Homeland Leaves Us Hanging, and Gaga and X-Tina's Diva Duet

Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera

Our top moments of the week:

10. Strangest Showstopper:
 On The X Factor, it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys." Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...
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POLL: Who Should Win Season 3 of The X Factor?

Alex & Sierra, Carlito Olivero and Jeff Gutt

Will love conquer all on The X Factor?

After weeks of battling it out vocally, Simon Cowell's power couple Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, aka Alex & Sierra, have made it to the finals and are hoping to be crowned the Season 3 X Factor champs Thursday night (8/7c, Fox). They're up against Kelly Rowland's returning rocker Jeff Gutt and Paulina Rubio's Latin heartthrob Carlito Olivero. And in the case of fourth mentor Demi Lovato, well, the cheese stands alone once again. read more

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Premiered: September 21, 2011, on FOX
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Premise: Solo artists and music groups compete for a $5 million recording contract. Based on the hit British competition series.

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