*“The X Factor” is history in the U.S.
On the heels of ITV’s announcement that franchise creator Simon Cowell will be returning to the UK edition as a judge this year, Fox has announced that its U.S. version of the singing competition will not be renewed for a fourth season.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on ‘The X Factor’ and ‘American Idol,’” Cowell said. “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!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of ‘The X Factor’ in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”