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The X Factor (tv program)

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  • Cowell's 'X Factor' never could hit right note

    Sharp-tongued Simon Cowell arrived in the U.S. from Britain 12 years ago as the face of a show so powerful that competitors coined it the "Death Star" because it destroyed everything around it.   But Cowell's effort to follow "American Idol" with his...
  • 'The X Factor' canceled by FOX, Simon Cowell returning to U.K. show

     
    FOX has canceled "The X Factor" after three seasons, and its creator Simon Cowell is headed home to the U.K....
  • Fox Cancels 'The X Factor' After Three Seasons

    Fox is pulling the plug on "The X Factor," after the singing competition failed to gain a substantial Stateside audience despite the format's success overseas. "American Idol" creator and judge alum Simon Cowell ushered the unscripted program to the U.S....
  • ABC's 'Rising Star': Network TV's Next Big Thing?

    In terms of hot formats, arguably no unscripted show is having a bigger moment than "Rising Star." After a major launch in Israel last year, "Rising Star" was acquired by several foreign territories before ABC got in on the action, landing the format...
  • International Exec You Should Know: Keith Hindle

    FremantleMedia is a major player in the television biz -- producing and distributing such global franchises as "X Factor," "Got Talent" and "Idol." But increasingly its focus is shifting to new media, putting the spotlight on Keith Hindle, CEO of...
  • Full list of Universal's Mardi Gras concert lineup

    Full list of Universal's Mardi Gras concert lineup
    Feb. 8, Daughtry: The group, which scored hits with "It's Not Over," "Over You" and "Feels Like Tonight," is prepping for a 14-country tour in March. Its current album is "Baptized." Feb. 15, Barenaked Ladies: The four-man (but lady-free) Canadian...
  • CBS gets Thursday football. NBC yanks Michael J. Fox.

    CBS gets Thursday football. NBC yanks Michael J. Fox.
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for baseball season. The Skinny: My morning ritual of doing this column while listening to the Dan Patrick show has been disrupted because Patrick is off covering the Olympics for NBC. The guest hosts don't do...
  • TV ratings: 'American Idol' rises; 'Criminal Minds' returns big

    TV ratings: 'American Idol' rises; 'Criminal Minds' returns big
    "American Idol" kicked off its Hollywood stint Wednesday night to higher viewership and its first week-to-week gain among key young adults this season.  "Idol," now in its 13th season, drew 13.3 million viewers overall, up 7% from last week's episode,...
  • Fox Set To Take 'Cosmos' Around The World In Ambitious Global Launch

    21st Century Fox is taking the universe and selling it around the globe. After launching the ambitious "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on its Fox broadcast network and Nat Geo cable outlet in the U.S., on March 9 and March 10, respectively, the media...
  • Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit

    Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit
    Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog. Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
  • FremantleMedia North America Makes David Luner its Main Brand Man (EXCLUSIVE)

    After helping raise the profile of shows like "American Idol" and "The X Factor," David Luner has been promoted to president, brand partnerships and franchise management at FremantleMedia North America. The longtime exec oversees all of FMNA's...