L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX. -Photo Credit: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.
Fox is moving forward on a third season of the reality singing competition series, giving The X Factor
a season three order as announced by Mike Darnell, Fox Broadcasting Co.’s President of Alternative Entertainment. “This season, Simon and the producers of The X Factor
took an already strong show and made it absolutely fantastic. The format changes are working, the contestants are unbelievably talented, and Britney and Demi – alongside Simon and L.A – have brought an incredibly fun new chemistry to the judges’ panel that our fans really love,” said Darnell. “We feel great about the show and I’m thrilled to bring it back next year for Season Three.”
Commenting on the renewal, Simon Cowell stated: “I couldn’t be happier about The X Factor
already being renewed for another season. 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!”
Season two’s top 16 acts will be revealed tonight after being pushed back from last week due to changes to the MLB schedule which pre-empted parts of the Judges’ Homes episode. The first live show will air on November 1st.
The X Factor
is currently averaging 10.6 million viewers.
–Posted by Rebecca Murray
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 15 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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