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Cowell Sets ‘Idol’ Exit; Fox to Get His New ‘X Factor’

Jan 11, 2010  •  Post A Comment

This will be Simon Cowell’s last season as a judge on Fox’s "American Idol," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

He won’t disappear from the network, however; Fox has picked up the U.S. version of his British hit “The X Factor” for fall 2011, when “Idol” is on hiatus.

The deal is expected to be announced later this afternoon.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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  1. I watch American Idol off and on throughout the past seasons. Simon will be missed on the show. I know he can be “too honest”, but that is what adds to the show’s success. I look forward to checking out his other show, The X Factor.

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