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

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.