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Fox Cancels The X Factor After 3 Seasons

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X no longer marks the spot: Fox has cancelled The X Factor after three seasons. READ MORE


X Factor's Simon Cowell Teases 'Larger Than Life' Replacement for Demi Lovato, New Rule Changes

Demi Lovato Quits X Factor

Demi Lovato confirmed on Wednesday night that she will be vacating her judge’s chair on The X Factor to focus on her music career — and Simon Cowell has someone “spectacular” in mind to take her place. READ MORE


The X Factor Season 3: Smaller Prize, Passionate Mentors, No More Judges' Houses or Boot Camp

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The ever-changing X Factor team — including Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio — took the stage Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills and promised fresh things ahead in the competition series’ third cycle. READ MORE


The X Factor: A 12-Step Plan to Salvage Season 3

What changes would you make for Season 3 of The X Factor? Sound off in the comments!

Think fast: Would you rather get a root canal from your car mechanic or set your DVR to record Season 3 of The X Factor?

Okay, maybe Fox’s other reality singing competition isn’t quite that painful. But with sagging Season 2 ratings and rumors that mentor Britney Spears is about to get pink-slipped, it’s pretty clear Simon Cowell will have to consider an overhaul at least as big as …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS


Simon Says NBC Pitting The Voice Vs. X Factor Is 'Dirty Tricks,' Frets Britney Will Be 'Devastated'

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Simon Cowell, alleging that he had a “gentleman’s agreement” with NBC that The Voice and Fox’s The X Factor wouldn’t tread on each other’s turf, calls the Peacock’s decision to expand its singing show’s Season 3 premiere to a third night — thus pitting it against The X Factor‘s sophomore opener — is a “cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business.” READ MORE


Britney Spears Rumored as X Factor Mentor: Would Live TV Really Be a Good Fit for Her?

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I didn’t take it too seriously when Britney Spears’ name first surfaced as a possible replacement for exiting judges/mentors Nicole Scherzinator and Paula Abdul on The X Factor. After all, the pop diva isn’t exactly renown for singing live. And what’s more, …READ MORE


Simon Says: The X Factor, Idol and Voice Champs Should Face Off – Do You Like the Idea?

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Reality competition guru Simon Cowell has come forth with a notion that, if enacted earlier, would have thrown The X Factor‘s Melanie Amaro, American Idol‘s Scotty McCreery and The Voice‘s Javier Colon into a steel cage for a Showdown of the Singing Show Champions (TVLine’s proposed title patent pending). READ MORE


TVLine Items: Boss Hires Jonathan Groff, Justified and Gossip Girl Casting News and More!

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Jonathan Groff is about to raise some Kane on the second season of Starz’s Boss.

The Glee grad joins the cast of the political drama as …READ MORE


The X Factor Shakeup: 5 Ways — and 3 Cast Changes — to Save the Show in Season 2

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The news that X Factor host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Sherbetflavors won’t be returning for Season 2 was as brutal as it was predictable. After all, producer/judge Simon Cowell had told People after the Season 1 finale to expect a “bloodbath” in the wake of the show’s decent ratings failing to live up to its megasized hype.

And yet while I applaud Cowell for attempting to reboot a show that was on many levels a creative disaster, I’m concerned …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Flashpoint Cops Season 5 Renewal, 30 Rock Tackles Death of Kim Jong-il and More

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The members of Flashpoint’s Strategic Response Unit will keep on reporting for duty, now that the cop drama’s new home, ION Television, has picked up the Toronto-produced series for another season.

Season 5, to consist of 13 episodes, begins … READ MORE