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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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Michael February 07 2014 at 9:52 PM

Thank You Fox..

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Glenn J. Gooding February 07 2014 at 9:01 PM

About time!

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suz February 07 2014 at 8:59 PM

Glad that's over with.

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bigred8690 February 07 2014 at 9:15 PM

People don't watch "award-winning" shows, except Downton Abbey.

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Carlos February 07 2014 at 8:55 PM

please go,and don`t came back..

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Sage February 07 2014 at 10:01 PM

The idiots of American Idol are next I hope. They ruined everything initially by not paying Paula and to give Ryan (an announcer, really??) a big fat raise. So instead of having a fun panel of judges they opted to keep Ryan, good lord and it went down hill and then came the x factor. All of this nonsense started at AI, they need to go too.

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Rick February 07 2014 at 9:06 PM

Oh my, what are we going to do?? Wait a minute, I'm over it..

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rufus February 07 2014 at 9:17 PM

good.

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samhood52 February 07 2014 at 8:50 PM

Sick of all this genre of shows.

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jmsimon549 February 07 2014 at 9:22 PM

GOOD GOOD

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