The verdict is in: FOX cancels “The X Factor.”
Fox has cancelled the low ratings-reality series singing competition, “X Factor,” after three seasons.
“To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time –he’s part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there’s no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years,” said Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co. “Unfortunately, there is no ‘X Factor USA’ without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”
Executive producer, Simon Cowell also announced, he would return to the UK version of the series. “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on “The X Factor” and “American Idol,”” said executive producer and judge Simon Cowell in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return [for the first time in four years] to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank FOX for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”
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“The X Factor” has been renewed for a third season.
Fox has ordered a third season of Simon Cowell’s reality competition series, Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company announced today.
“Britney [Spears] and Demi [Lovato] – alongside Simon and L.A [Reid] – have brought an incredibly fun new chemistry to the judges’ panel that our fans really love,” Darnell said in a press release. “We feel great about the show and I’m thrilled to bring it back next year for Season 3.”
“I couldn’t be happier about “The X Factor” already being renewed for another season,” Cowell added in a statement. “I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. I want to thank our incredible sponsors for their support and creativity, and FOX for going out of their way to do everything they can to make this show a success. Most importantly, I have to personally thank our amazing fans for the support and enthusiasm they have given to “The X Factor.” Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let’s not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!”
No word on yet, if all the judges will return for Season 3.
It looks like Marc Anthony will be appearing on “The X Factor.” TMZ reports, Anthony has signed a deal to mentor Simon Cowell’s team.
Anthony joins previously announced celebrity mentor, Justin Bieber, who is teaming up with LA Reid on the second season of “X Factor.” However, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato’ celebrity mentors are yet to be announced.
“The X Factor” launches Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8/7c on Fox.
Watch the promo.