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COWELL MAY SHUT DOWN THE X FACTOR

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has indicated he will pull the plug on The X Factor if ratings do not improve next season. While he was referring to the longer-running British version of the show in an interview with today’s (Monday) London Daily Express, his words would also seem to be applicable to the U.S. version, whose ratings […]

REPORTS: BRITNEY, ADELE COURTED FOR X FACTOR

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has turned down an offer of $10 million a year to become a judge on Fox’s The X Factor next season but has indicated she’d accept $20 million, according to TheWrap.com, which cited a knowledgeable individual in Spears’s camp. The website said that Spears rejected the $10-million offer three weeks ago and is […]

X FACTOR SENDS PROFITS OF PRODUCER SOARING

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While there has been a good amount of handwringing recently over the failure of the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor to generate the kind of over-the-top ratings that American Idol has enjoyed, there was no doubt nothing but cheers on Monday at Fremantle Media, which co-produces the show with Cowell’s Syco Productions. […]

COWELL LOOKING FOR A NEW “X” IN X FACTOR

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeming to acknowledge that there are only subtle differences among all the TV talent shows, including his own The X Factor, Simon Cowell said Wednesday that he plans to give the show a distinctive look next season. Speaking to reporters, Cowell, who produces the show and appears on the judging panel, remarked that he has […]

SIMON COWELL SAYS FOX CANNED X FACTOR STARS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision to remove two judges and the host of the U.S. version of The X Factor was made by executives of the Fox network, Simon Cowell, the show’s co-producer and a judge himself on the show, told the syndicated Extra on Tuesday. “It was fairly straight what [the network] wanted, and we were told […]

COWELL XES OUT X FACTOR JUDGES, HOST (Update)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With writers referring to Monday night’s X Factor shakeup variously as a bloodbath, an X-orcism, an implosion, and a massacre, Simon Cowell has fired the host, Steve Jones, and two of his The X Factor judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul released a statement through her press agent confirming that she had been axed […]

PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR X FACTOR FOR THE X FACTOR

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of the company that produces Fox’s The X Factor has acknowledged that the show did not achieve Simon Cowell’s goal of reach 20 million viewers because “it wasn’t different enough.” FremantleMedia North America President Cecile Frot-Coutaz told a panel at the NATPE convention in Miami that she plans to meet with Cowell in […]

COWELL: 2011 “WAS THE YEAR MY EGO WAS PUT IN CHECK”

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has told the British tabloid The Sun that his overwhelming success with American Idol in the U.S. and Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor in the U.K. in 2010, left him “a bit too cocky.” When he decided to launch an American version of The X Factor, he predicted that it would […]

FOX DROPS RESULTS SHOW FROM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox may have concluded that it is overloaded with talent shows. On Monday, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer/judge on So You Think You Can Dance revealed that Fox had canceled the separate weekly results show, making it necessary for him to combine the separate performance and results episodes. “I’m certainly not mad at Fox — they […]

ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

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