Fox's 'X Factor' ending after 3 seasons

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Fox's 'X Factor' ending after 3 seasons
Simon Cowell attends the "The X Factor" Season Finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Demi Lovato attends the "The X Factor" Season Finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
From left, Alex Kinsey, Sierra Deaton, and Simon Cowell attend the "The X Factor" Season Finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Judge Kelly Rowland arrives at FOX's "The X Factor" Season 3 Finalists Party, on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for FOX/AP Images)
Paula Abdul, left, and L.A. Reid, judges on the new television series "The X Factor," embrace at the 7th Annual FOX Fall Eco-Casino Party in Culver City, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The event raised money and awareness for environmental causes while celebrating the launch of the FOX fall television season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Simon Cowell, left, and Paula Abdul, judges on "The X Factor," pose together at a world premiere screening event for the new television series, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. The competition series gives viewers the opportunity to choose the next breakout music star or group. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for Pepsi, Melanie Amaro, left, accepts the 2011 THE X FACTOR Pepsi trophy backstage with Simon Cowell after the finale in Los Angeles, Thursday Dec. 22, 2011 (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Pepsi)
"The X Factor" judges, from left, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and Britney Spears attend the FOX network upfront presentation party at Wollman Rink, Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Emblem3 members, from left, Drew Chadwick, Keaton Stromberg and Wesley Stromberg arrive at the "X-Factor" Finalists Party on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Winners Alex & Sierra (R) with judge Simon Cowell onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Judge Kelly Rowland, finalist Jeff Gutt, judge Paulina Rubio, eliminated contestant Carlito Olivero and host Mario Lopez onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Judge Kelly Rowland, finalist Jeff Gutt, host Mario Lopez, finalists Alex & Sierra and judge Simon Cowell onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Finalist Jeff Gutt performs onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: The top 13 contestants perform onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Finalists Alex & Sierra perform onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Harry Styles of 'One Direction' performs onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: (L-R) Judges Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Mary J. Blige performs onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Mary J. Blige performs onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Becker/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 5: (L-R) Judges Simon Cowell, Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland, Paige's mother Alisa Thompson, judge Demi Lovato and eliminated contestant Rion Paige on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Top 6 To 4 Live Elimination Show on December 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Contestants Alex & Sierra (L) and Carlito Olivero perform a duet onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Top 4 Live Performance Show on December 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Contestant Carlito Olivero perform onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Top 4 Live Performance Show on December 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 19: Winners Alex & Sierra with judge Simon Cowell (C) onstage on FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 3 Live Finale on December 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images)
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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.

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