The X Factor Schedule Change: New Shows to Return on Wednesday, Not Thursday

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X Factor fans who’ve cursed the World Series for preempting their favorite singing competition may want to change their tune and show the San Francisco Giants some love.

After all, because the California-based team nabbed victory in just four games, Fox is bringing Simon Cowell‘s music contest back a day earlier than scheduled.

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The network planned to air the first post-World Series show on Thursday; instead, the Top 16 contestants will perform live for the first time — and new hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will make their debut — on Wednesday, October 31 at 8/7c. Thursday’s live show will reveal the top finalists.

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Monday evening’s episode, a repeat of the end of the Judges’ Homes round and the Top 16 announcement, will air at 8 pm.

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Comments (18)

  • Yippeee……..

    Comment by Alienate – October 29, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean they won’t air next Sunday as currently scheduled?

    Comment by Craig – October 29, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right — that was just contingency scheduling related to the World Series. Now The X Factor is back on its regular schedule.

      Comment by Kimberly Roots – October 29, 2012 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What does it matter when the eastern seaboard has power outages across it?

    Comment by Sandy Dunkin, Hurricane – October 29, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does Simon realize that among the X-Factor fans are a lot of young trick-or-treaters who will not see the first live show now because it’s airing on Halloween night instead of the next night?
    Does he realize that there are mommies who have been looking forward to the first live show but now will be following around little zombies and princesses instead of watching?

    Not great news for me……..

    Comment by Blinged Up – October 29, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Simon doesn’t schedule the show; Fox does.

      Comment by Alex – October 29, 2012 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I haven’t been cursing the World Series I’ve been cursing Fox for not caring about west coast viewers and only showing us Simon and Demi making their choices last week. If they don’t care about us then why should I care about their program?

    Comment by Jen – October 29, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • East coast and west coast saw the same butchered program last week.

      Comment by teatime – October 29, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • True, but west coast didn’t see it the first night it aired, so they never got the Britney/LA/ portion of it that aired before the preemption.

        Comment by erin – October 30, 2012 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thanks for the info! I thought both costs saw the same partial show two weeks ago.

          Comment by teatime – October 30, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fox is a mess.

    Comment by HT – October 29, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was a great World Series! Loved every minute of it. Now I am sad baseball is over. Though I am happy about seeing X-Factor return. It will be nice to see Mario Lopez hosting. Don’t really care for a Kardashian on another show. So proud of the Giants!!!!!

    Comment by Allyson – October 29, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s all about The Voice, this show just isn’t good. But since Fox is such a mess right now what else can they do

    Comment by Ram510 – October 29, 2012 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Most towns have trick or treating 6-8pm. Dvr it. Stop whining.

    Comment by Forwarddad – October 29, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not invested enough in this season to care.

    Comment by GingerSnap – October 29, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find this ridiculous. You can’t just change the schedule the day before. They advertised that the first live show would be Thursday. So if i hadn’t seen this posting then i wouldn’t know. Plus I agree with Halloween that is not right.

    Comment by ariel – October 29, 2012 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tate will sell more albums than Melinda Doolittle ever will. Get over your prejudice of country music Melinda.

    Comment by Liam – October 29, 2012 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hated the X Factor – way to OVER PRODUCED, worse than last year. The extra BS was more prominent than the singers…I will have to watch it again this evening to see if I will have a better opinion, but last night watching it, I wasn’t impressed. Had the remote in my hand and my finger on “fast forward” far to many times…

    Comment by NegraGata – November 1, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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