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Fox's 'X Factor' ending after 3 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The X Factor" is ending after three seasons.

Fox and the show's production companies announced Friday that the U.S. edition of the singing competition won't be coming back this fall.

"X Factor" head judge and creator-executive producer Simon Cowell will instead return to the U.K. version of the show later this year.

"I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol,'" Cowell said in a statement. "And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public - most of the time!"

The acerbic judge initially predicted that "X Factor" would be a major hit before its 2011 debut, but the show never garnered stellar ratings, which continued to dip in last year's third season.

The show's hosts and judging panel was revamped each season with Paul Abdul, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Kelly Rowland among those joining Cowell on the panel.

Simon Cowell To Return As Judge On UK's X Factor

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ginacurry8185 March 14 2014 at 8:50 PM


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mike March 11 2014 at 2:40 PM

X Factor failed because of a lack of chemistry from the judges and because the seasons last too long. Also the winner of the show hardly ever is heard of again. They fade away into obscurity. The X Factor could have set themselves apart by continuing to nurture, support, and promote the winner which would give the show more legitimacy as a producer of good talent.

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CHANGEMAKER February 26 2014 at 12:15 AM

x factor was a good show

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miriamisrael1 February 10 2014 at 8:48 AM

Pretty soon I will get rid of my cable all together, cause I'm starting to get fed up with TV

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The Darb February 10 2014 at 3:45 AM

Too many singing shows and this show had too many changes in judges. They should have stayed with the original panel. Now if we can only get rid of "The Voice"!

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marty February 10 2014 at 2:02 AM

I have turned off the hwobh due to the witch...it is mindless entertainment until they bring this into the family lroom...I am sick of the garbage these shows portray as normal...and push shows on us about gays les and trans and witches...all to their own...but not in my home...

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ordobtrebla February 10 2014 at 1:44 AM

Whats next for DUMB TV...
How about Moonshinning Hillbilly Pawn Shop owners who buy a storage locker filled with Bull ****..
And they decide to sell the **** too unsuspecting housewives from Atlanta..
Who then have 30 minutes to cook the **** ...
And it's eaten by starving Lost Lone Survivers...

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Kat February 10 2014 at 12:40 AM

It is sooooo about time!!!!

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William February 10 2014 at 12:14 AM

I watched American Idol at one time....never missed it. I watched the X-factor...a few times...not too bad. But since the Voice came on.....there is no reason to watch any others. The Voice focuses on the talent, not the ego's of the judges or the moderator. The "talent" shows like Idol and the X-factor were never constructive, they were insulting to both those who audition and the fans who watched it. The Voice is nourishing to those who try out, and when they advance they are given encouragement and training....rather than the BS from some overpaid judges. If you start watching the Voice...you won't go back to any other show.

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The Darb February 10 2014 at 3:47 AM

You apparently have not watched American Idol this year.

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mike March 11 2014 at 2:48 PM

William, I tend to agree with you. AI used to be my favorite show but I haven't watched it for a couple years. The X Factor turned me off when Britney Spears "judged" for a season.

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Julie February 09 2014 at 10:34 PM

too bad........................

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