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Fox 2013-14 Season Ratings [updated 7/10/14]

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Many of Fox's series have already been renewed for another season. What does the future hold for the rest of their TV shows? Cancelled or renewed for 2014-15? We'll have to wait and see.

New Fox shows (so far): Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads, MasterChef Junior, and Sleepy Hollow.

Returning shows (so far): American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, Glee, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, and The X Factor.

How does Fox decide what to cancel or renew? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far: »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Cher Lloyd: 'I was a total bitch'

9 July 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She's been bottled off at V festival and caught a lot of flak during her time on The X Factor - but singer Cher Lloyd thinks it all made her stronger

Hello to you, Cher Lloyd. What are your thoughts on journalists?

That's a very tricky first question. These days I'm a very positive person. I don't like to label people either; it's not fair to say that all journalists are this or that. You're going to meet some people you don't necessarily click with but that's just part of life.

What did you do yesterday?

Oh my God, these are difficult ones! I did a lot of promo oh hang, no, I had a day off! I always feel guilty for having a day off because I feel like I'm not being productive.

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Demi Lovato Advocates for Same-Sex Marriage in New Web Campaign (Video)

9 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Singer Demi Lovato is voicing support for same-sex marriage in a new web video. The former Disney Channel star and judge on Fox's canceled The X Factor is the face of a re-launch of the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality. Hrc promises more celebrity endorsements to come. Story: 48 Hours in Brunei: Hollywood Reporter Infiltrates the Underground Gay Scene  "I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors," Lovato says in the 45-second clip. "So whether you're Lgbt or straight, your love is valid, beautiful and an incredible gift. ... Please join me in supporting the majority of Americans

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The X Factor: Should there be a fifth judge at the live shows?

9 July 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bloody hell, they only just locked down the judging panel on The X Factor - Simon, Cheryl, Mel and Louis - but apparently that's not enough, as reports today have suggested that we'll be getting a fifth bod at the desk for the live shows.

According to Metro, four wild card acts will make it through to the X Factor finals to form a new category and will be mentored by a brand new celeb.

Now, don't get too excited - a spokesperson for The X Factor described it all as "pure speculation" - but if it did turn out to be true would it even be a good thing?

For one thing, the stars apparently in talks to become the wild card warbler are Rita Ora and Mary J Blige - excuse us if those names don't exactly fill us with excitement. Where are the newbies? The fresh faces? »

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Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley make TV Choice Awards shortlist

8 July 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock and Downton Abbey have been nominated for this year's TV Choice Awards.

The shows both made the shortlist for Best Drama Series alongside Call the Midwife and Waterloo Road.

Downton Abbey picked up two acting nods, with Allen Leech nominated for Best Actor and Joanne Froggatt for Best Actress.

Leech will be competing with Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as David Tennant (The Escape Artist) and Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK).

Also up for Best Actress are Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Laurie Brett (Waterloo Road) and Judy Parfitt (Call the Midwife).

Happy Valley was recognised in Best New Drama with The Crimson Field, The Musketeers and The Widower.

Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are up for Best International Show, while Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will battle Celebrity Juice and Gogglebox for Best Entertainment Show.

Best Talent Show is between Britain's Got Talent, The Great British Bake Off, »

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Fall TV First Impression: Fox's Red Band Society

7 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including a new Shondaland drama, and a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | Fox’s Red Band Society (Wednesdays at 9/8c, premiere date Tba)

The Competition | ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’ Criminal Minds, NBC’s Law & Order: Svu and The CW’s The 100

The Cast | Octavia Spencer (The Help), Dave Annable »

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Sharon Osbourne: Serious singers should shun X Factor

7 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sharon Osbourne has warned serious singers not to sign up for 'The X Factor'. The showbiz matriarch, who quit the judging panel after one series last year, has revealed she doesn't see the point in artists who write their own material signing up for the ITV singing competition because it will compromise their vision and ruin their credibility. She admitted during a Q&A session with show host Dermot O'Leary: ''Always my mentality when I was on 'X Factor' was, if you were a singer-songwriter you have a definition of who you are, writing songs you love and that suit your voice »

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The X Factor producers sued by auditionee over 'cruel' treatment

7 July 2014 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor has been sued by an unsuccessful contestant.

Adam Miller is taking legal action against the show's production company Fremantle Media and Simon Cowell's company Syco Entertainment, The Mirror reports.

Miller, who first appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2010 as a Britney Spears tribute act, claims that producers urged him to apply for The X Factor and suggested that he could be an act similar to Rylan Clark.

Miller claims that he initially refused to go on The X Factor because he knows he doesn't have a good singing voice, but was persuaded that he "wouldn't be embarrassing" himself by a producer.

He was also reportedly told that this was "an opportunity of a lifetime" and that producers wanted to see him as "an entertainer, someone that can put on a great show", adding that he should wear his Britney Spears outfit.

However, Cowell reportedly mocked his »

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Sharon Osbourne: 'X Factor fame is fleeting, most are forgotten'

7 July 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sharon Osbourne has advised songwriters not to take part in The X Factor.

The 61-year-old, who returned as a judge for one series last year, made the comments during a Q&A with X Factor host Dermot O'Leary, The Sun reports.

"Always my mentality when I was on X Factor was, if you were a singer-songwriter you have a definition of who you are, you are writing songs you love and that suit your voice and who you are," she said.

"For me, if you were a singer-songwriter, do not go on a talent show. It's not going to work. Could you imagine them doing Abba week, or Eighties week? It's just not for you - because you know who you are."

She added: "Talent shows are fantastic and they change people's lives, but they are for people who are singers, not songwriters. For a singer-songwriter to go on a talent show, »

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Fame Academy: David Sneddon, Alistair Griffin - Where are they now?

4 July 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Fame Academy may only have lasted two series, but boy, did it burn bright. And even though it was over ten years ago that it was on our screens, we're still belting out David Sneddon's utter tune 'Stop Living The Lie' at our DS karaoke sessions.

But the news of series two's Alistair Griffin teaming up with Kimberley Walsh for a Tour de France single got us thinking - what happened to all of our favourite Fame Academy contestants? Well, here's what we could find out about 16 of the students over both series...

Series One

Ashley House

Ashley might have been eliminated in week one of Fame Academy (the shame) but he's not let that little disappointment hold him back. He went on to guest star in an episode of Cbbc's Mi: High... look, we promise, this gets better. He's now a sports presenter who helped launch Arsenal TV, »

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Robert Pattinson: 'Geordie Shore is one of the greatest TV shows ever'

3 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Robert Pattinson has hailed Geordie Shore as "one of the greatest TV shows" he's ever seen.

The actor revealed his love for the reality show during a chat with MTV.

"I love English reality TV. I like Geordie Shore. It's like the Jersey Shore of England," he said.

"It's amazing, one of the greatest TV shows I have ever seen in my entire life.

"And it's not really laughing at people because I don't really like that kind of reality TV, the people in it, you genuinely really like them, it's crazy."

Pattinson previously revealed he loves watching The X Factor, and called for the return of judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole.

Geordie Shore returns to MTV on July 22 at 10pm.

Watch the series eight trailer below: »

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Kimberley Walsh sensed Cheryl's X Factor return

3 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Kimberley Walsh knew Cheryl Cole would return to 'The X Factor'. The Girls Aloud star has revealed she always had an inkling her best friend and former bandmate would one day return to the ITV talent show as a judge, despite her acrimonious departure from the franchise when Simon Cowell fired her from the Us version in 2011. Kimberley told ITV's 'This Morning': ''Do you know what, I think for her it was something that she loved doing first time around, she really enjoyed it when she did it here. I think it was almost like, not unfinished business, but I think »

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Kimberley Walsh on Cheryl Cole's X Factor text: 'It was fair enough'

3 July 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Kimberley Walsh has discussed Cheryl Cole's return to The X Factor.

She was also quizzed about Cole's angry text message, which she sent to Simon Cowell after she was axed from the Us series in 2011.

Cole recently revealed that she sent the following message to Cowell three years ago: "F**k you, F**k Fox, F**k the orange and purple outfit. F**k the big hair. F**k the UK X Factor. F**k you all. I hate you."

Speaking on This Morning, Walsh said: "That was fair enough really! The thing with Cheryl is she says it as it is at the time, and then she doesn't hold grudges, she's not one of those people, she likes to let things go and move on. So that will have been how she felt at the time!"

She added that she wasn't surprised to see her former bandmate return »

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X Factor: Cheryl Cole gets saucy striptease as birthday surprise

3 July 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor judges got a bit over-excited in Edinburgh when Cheryl Cole was treated to a saucy striptease for her 31st birthday.

The surprise - arranged by mischief-maker Simon Cowell - came after Cole had been presented with a bouquet of flowers by a dwarf in a kilt (of course).

Cole looked appalled when the hunky troupe first entered the room but soon got into the swing of things by getting out from behind the judges' desk to meet the men.

Still, she did cover her face with her hands while the strippers - apparently known as Highland Fling - showed off their moves to Nelly's 'Hot In Herre'.

Cole and Cowell have exchanged several strange birthday gifts over the year, with Cole surprising Cowell at X Factor auditions in 2010 with a trio of singing dwarves. Meanwhile, Cowell arranged an aerial message for Cole's 29th birthday.

The duo are »

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Cheryl Cole reveals text she sent Simon Cowell after X Factor USA firing

2 July 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cheryl Cole has revealed that being sacked from The X Factor USA put her through "hell" and made her feel "mad".

The singer was contracted to join Simon Cowell on the now-cancelled Us version of The X Factor, but was famously let go prior to the series reaching screens.

Cole recently opened up to Elle UK about the emotional turmoil at that stage in her life, and revealed that she sent Cowell a text message after her firing that read: "F**k you, F**k Fox, F**k the orange and purple outfit. F**k the big hair. F**k the UK X Factor. F**k you all. I hate you."

"I can talk about this because I'm okay about it now," she explained. "But I went through hell and it literally drove me mad. I became so desensitised, you could say terrible things to me and I wouldn't even think about it. »

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Chloe Sims: Elliott has restored faith in men

2 July 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Kimberley Walsh knew Cheryl Cole would return to 'The X Factor'. The Girls Aloud star has revealed she always had an inkling her best friend and former bandmate would one day return to the ITV talent show as a judge, despite her acrimonious departure from the franchise when Simon Cowell fired her from the Us version in 2011. Kimberley told ITV's 'This Morning': ''Do you know what, I think for her it was something that she loved doing first time around, she really enjoyed it when she did it here. I think it was almost like, not unfinished business, but I think »

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Simon Cowell in a party hat: X Factor judges mark Cheryl Cole's birthday

30 June 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor judges have celebrated Cheryl Cole's 31st birthday, although Louis Walsh may not have been invited.

Simon Cowell posted a picture of himself - in a cute party hat - alongside Cheryl and Mel B onboard a private jet on the way to Edinburgh for the latest auditions.

Happy birthday Cheryl Cole! 8 stars as the X Factor favourite

The X Factor judges recently made their way to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium as the first round of London auditions began.

The 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer recently revealed that her return to the ITV show after three years away wasn't met with the warmest reception.

The X Factor returns to ITV later this year.

Gallery - Cheryl's X Factor journey: »

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Leona Lewis: 'It must be terrible to be One Direction'

26 June 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Leona Lewis has sympathised with One Direction, telling Digital Spy that it must be "terrible" to live at their level of fame.

The 'Glassheart' singer, who was label mates with the X Factor group before moving from Syco to Island, said that she couldn't deal with having fans as obsessive as Directioners.

"I've been quite lucky in that sense," she told DS. "I've never had anyone hide in a bedroom [or had] someone get into my hotel room.

"What One Direction have, that's just terrible. Oh my God, those boys. Boybands, phew, that's a whole other level [of fandom]. I'm good."

Lewis is about to be seen in her first major acting role in British musical movie Walking on Sunshine, released today (June 27).

On bracing herself for a potential critical backlash, she said: "People always want to get the claws out straight away, but I feel like this film... was so natural for me. »

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Simon Cowell sends out the scouts in hope of finding 'real' talent

26 June 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The X Factor would appear to have found a way of guaranteeing that at least some of its would-be stars actually have what it takes

Can Robin Thicke woo his wife back with his new album?

In news that may come as a crushing blow to anyone who has been wondering if Coronation Street might not actually be a fly-on-the-wall documentary after all, it has emerged this week that, with auditions already under way, The X Factor still has a "shopping list" of acts it wants for the live finals. According to a memo that somehow found its way into the Sun, some hopefuls may be less hopeful than others, and will "queue jump" the punters who turn up to queue and make X signs behind Dermot O'Leary.

Just as Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch once noted that there were only seven stories in the world, so The X Factor has »

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How to Watch ABC’s Rising Star the Right Way

23 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Despite the recent cancellation of The X Factor and American Idol’s steady decline over the past few years, ABC still thinks it can get America interested in a new singing-based talent show. Its trick? Live voting. Rising Star premiered last night, and by the looks of it, ABC is seriously betting on the catchiness of its Rising Star app — which allows viewers to swipe (see: Tinder) and vote live on whether a giant digital wall rises (success!) or doesn't rise (failure!). If you tuned in last night, you'll know that they spent maybe 40 percent of the show explaining how to vote. To save time on upcoming episodes, I made America a handy voting Faq: How do I get the app? Download it from the App Store. (Or the Android store. Or the Windows Phone store. Or whatever store your phone uses.) You can also supposedly Shazam your TV to »

- Lindsey Weber

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