The X Factor USA will be returning for a second season. Fox Network has decided to renew the musical TV talent show – featuring judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul – after its initial success, and Simon admits he is delighted at the development. He said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the news. I have loved making the show.”
Fox president Mike Darnell added he was particularly pleased with the average of 13.5 million viewers per episode the show has had. He said: “The show’s been a monumental success. It’s won every night it’s been on the air. Picking it up is a complete no-brainer. Simon and his team have done an incredible job with the show and I’m absolutely thrilled to bring back ‘The X Factor’ for another fantastic season.”
Despite the success of the show, it still has just half of the viewers of ‘American Idol’ – the show which Simon left to create a US version of his talent search.
It has also not been without controversy; original judge Cheryl Cole was replaced after just four auditions and replaced with Nicole after she was said to be struggling in the US.
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