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FOX Renews 'X Factor' for Third Season
Network executives affirm changes that Simon, show made
after Season 1
"The X Factor" has earned a third season from FOX, the network said
The singing competition underwent a major upheaval following its first
season, with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger being ousted, along with
host Steve Jones. The series returned for its second season in September with
new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, and new hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe
Kardashian will begin as the show's new hosts next month.
Mike Darnell, the president of alternative entertainment for FOX,
acknowledged the changes while announcing the renewal.
"This season, Simon [Cowell] and the producers of 'The X Factor' took an
already strong show and made it absolutely fantastic," Darnell said. "The format
changes are working, the contestants are unbelievably talented, and Britney and
Demi -- alongside Simon and [judge] L.A. [Reid] -- have brought an incredibly
fun new chemistry to the judges panel that our fans really love. 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," series creator and judge Cowell added. "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."
So far in its second season, "The X Factor" has averaged a 3.9 rating in the
advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 10.6 million total viewers.