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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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belldn3 February 08 2014 at 2:26 PM

The show sucked from day one, good riddance.

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Calvin belldn3 February 08 2014 at 3:08 PM

Come on,tell us what you really think.

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jepinney February 08 2014 at 11:30 AM

I think maybe what turned fans off was the bickering between the judges and overly harsh criticism of contestants.

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oharry50 February 08 2014 at 2:47 PM

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peterg3fan!! February 08 2014 at 8:38 AM

The only show I watched was the 1st seaon of idol....nothing else, thankfully

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football1053 February 08 2014 at 2:49 PM

glad ....one down ...two more to go! both are the same and you get tire of the same crap . No matter if they change the judges or what ever just ready to go away.....been on for too long....

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peterg3fan!! February 08 2014 at 8:37 AM

..how much of a percentage do you make prospective talent give you?

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bear February 08 2014 at 8:36 AM

he should never left idol but he be ok rich bastard he should say ty Amercia

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antiqfndr February 08 2014 at 8:35 AM

do not watch it or American Idol any longer so last yr....

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Jim February 08 2014 at 8:35 AM

Did the performers of years past go on a show to get criticized by three people? No they performed and if the viewers like them they came back by popular demand. Pretty simple right. They show was built for MONEY and EGOs. Very boring watching three people vying for attention.

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Audrey Denise February 08 2014 at 8:34 AM

Good move!

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