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FOX Renews ‘The X Factor’ For A Third Season

Mon, October 22, 2012 1:49pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
X Factor Season 3
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The reality singing competition will return next year — but which hosts and judges will remain?

The live episodes haven’t even started on The X Factor, but strong ratings and overwhelming fan support have prompted FOX to renew Simon Cowell‘s reality competition series for a third season. According to the network, The X Factor “continues to break social TV records with the most fan engagement of any series on television and three times the social activity of its genre competitors.”

“I couldn’t be happier about THE X FACTOR already being renewed for another season,” Simon said in a statement. “I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. … Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let’s not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!”

And even though FOX is currently thrilled with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, and excited for the addition of hosts Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian, it’s important to remember that no one is guaranteed a job next year. Remember Steve Jones? And Paula Abdul? And Nicole Scherzinger?


Given the possibility that at least one face won’t return for season three, vote below: Which personality would you be most disappointed to lose?

— Andy Swift

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