FOX renewed The X Factor USA for a third season. Simon Tweeted: ‘I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that @TheXFactorUSA will be back next year for it’s third season.’ FOX President Mike Darnell released a statement: ‘This season, Simon [Cowell] and the producers of The X Factor took an already strong show and made it absolutely fantastic.
The format changes are working, the contestants are unbelievably talented, and Britney and Demi, alongside Simon and LA [Reid], have brought an incredibly fun new chemistry to the judges’ panel that our fans really love. We feel great about the show and I’m thrilled to bring it back next year for season three.’
Simon: ‘I couldn’t be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another 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!’ Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will host live shows beginning on November 1.