The X Factor

2011, TV Show

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Say It Isn't So! Will Fox Bring Back The X Factor?

Fox is reportedly mulling a revival of The X Factor, which would see Simon Cowell jumping ship from the British version (again) to re-launch the show in the States, Britain's Mirror reports.

After three seasons, Fox canceled The X Factor in February, amid dismal ratings that plunged year after year despite ploys like adding Britney Spears to the judging panel. The show never came close to matching the popularity of Cowell's other export, American Idol.

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Say It Isn't So! Will Fox Bring Back The X Factor?

Fox is reportedly mulling a revival of The X Factor, which would see Simon Cowell jumping ship from the British version (again) to re-launch the show in the States, Britain's Mirror reports.

After three seasons, Fox canceled The X Factor in February, amid dismal ratings that plunged year after year despite ploys like adding Britney Spears to the judging panel. The show never came close to matching the popularity of Cowell's other export, American Idol.

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The Five Burning Questions of Upfronts

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

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?

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 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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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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