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Fox 2013-14 Season Ratings (updated 8/20/14)

10 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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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The X Factor: When is it back? - Return date confirmed

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor will return on Saturday, August 30, ITV has confirmed.

The hit singing show will be back with its new panel of judges - Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh - at 8pm.

The news means that it will clash for 15 minutes with the second episode of Doctor Who, which will air at 7.30pm on that day.

The X Factor will take over ITV's weekend, with the second episode airing at 8pm on Sunday, August 31.

When is X Factor back? All we know about the 2014 series so far

Once again, hopeful contestants will face the panel in room auditions before taking to the stage in wider arena auditions.

The show was widely expected to return on August 30, particularly after ITV2 confirmed a week of countdown shows hosted by new Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford.

Watch the X Factor judges speaking to Digital Spy below: »

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Celebrity Big Brother: Meet the housemates - Do you know these stars?

18 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We're not quite sure we're ready for this. We've only just recovered from Helen Wood's Big Brother win, but that's old news now - because 14 famous faces made their way into the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight! But who are they? Read on for everything you need to know about the bungalow's brand new residents...

Angelique 'Frenchy' Morgan

So who is she? Angelique is a model, exotic dancer and, er, 'adult film star'.

What do I need to know? Angelique is nicknamed Frenchy, presumably because she was raised in Paris. She's probably the star who'll get the most 'who?' comments, but if you want to know your stuff, she landed appearances on the Howard Stern Show after being on Playboy TV. Since then, she's been on reality shows Rock of Love, Charm School and I Love Money - oh, and some of you might be pretending you »

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Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of 1D Will Split, Cowell Predicts

17 August 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of the pop band One Direction will split, predicts Simon Cowell. Will we soon see solo careers from the five singers who make up 1D? Cowell all believes that will be the case. The media mogul was the mastermind behind the hugely successful boyband after putting them together on 'The X Factor' UK in 2010, and he has admitted while he thinks they will make two more albums as a group, their future isn't certain after those records have been released. He told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: ''Bands don't stay together forever. ''I think they will make at least two more albums together and they are in the middle of one right now.'' While the 54-year-old star admitted the 'Story of My Life' hitmakers may go solo ''eventually'', he dismissed the idea Harry Styles would be »

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Britney Spears a Shopping Trip Pop Star - America's Got Talent Judge Mel B Ready for Comeback

14 August 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Britney Spears rolled back the years in a girly black and white polka dot peplum boob tube and black shorts as she shopped in Westlake Village, California. More music news and notes - Mel B is hoping to make a pop comeback with one of Britney Spears musical producers. The former Spice Girl is recording new songs in a bid to rule the charts once again following her appointment as a judge on British reality TV show, 'The X Factor'. Mel, 39, is working with producer Anthony Preston - who produced much of Britney Spears' last album 'Britney Jean' including hit song 'Work Bitch' - and hopes he will help her develop a bold new sound. A source told The Sun newspaper: "She's spent the past few weeks in the studio working on tracks and wants to make a big impact with a killer pop record for when »

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Betty Boop is getting a movie… from Simon Cowell?

14 August 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, you absolutely read that headline correctly. According to Variety, American Idol and The X Factor producer Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is teaming up with Animal Logic Entertainment for a feature-length film featuring the 1930s cartoon icon, Betty Boop.

The film is described as a “music-driven hybrid animated comedy,” and has been in the works for several months now. Here’s what Cowell had to say about the project:

“Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world – I’m thrilled to be working with her. Betty, I’ve worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!”

Mark Fleischer, the owner of the Betty Boop rights and CEO of Fleischer Studios, said,

“I am delighted to partner with Syco Entertainment and Animal Logic. Their energy, creativity, and playfulness make them a perfect fit for Betty Boop. »

- James Garcia

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The X Factor: ITV announces a week of specials ahead of new series

14 August 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

ITV has announced a week of X Factor specials in the lead up to the new series's launch.

Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford will host five special programmes on ITV2, which will look back at previous series and forward to this year's competition.

When is X Factor back? All we know about the 2014 series so far

On Monday, August 25, Simon Cowell will reveal what he has in store for the show's 11th series in The Boss Is Back. The special will chronicle Cowell's return to the UK series after three years in the Us.

On Tuesday, August 26, the focus will turn to returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Cheryl Looks Back will feature the singer discussing her return to The X Factor, as well as reminiscing on previous series.

Louis Walsh will reflect on his ten years on The X Factor's panel in Louis Looks Back on Wednesday, August 26.

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Betty Boop Movie in the Works with Simon Cowell (Exclusive)

14 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Betty Boop is returning to the big screen, with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Animal Logic Entertainment developing and producing the first feature-length film for the feisty cartoon flapper.

The project has been in the works for several months with Fleischer Studios, owner of the Betty Boop charater, partnering with Syco Entertainment and Animal Logic — which performed the animation for “The Lego Movie” — on a music-driven hybrid animated comedy.

Producers are Zareh Nalbandian and Jason Lust from Animal Logic and Simon Cowell and Adam Milano from Syco. No writer or director is attached yet.

Betty Boop first appeared in 1930 and made numerous appearances in Max Fleischer’s “Talkartoons” and her own cartoon series as a fun-loving, flirtatious character with a signature line  “Boop-oop-a-doop!”

The bobbed-hair, short-skirted character became the first female animated star at the end of the Roaring ’20s.

Betty Boop appeared in over 100 cartoons and had been »

- Dave McNary

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Simon Cowell Goes Shirtless With Baby Son Eric: See the Pic of the Total Twinsies!

13 August 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Like father, like son! Simon Cowell, American Idol's most famous and most acerbic former judge and creator of The X Factor franchise, shared on Wednesday on Twitter a photo of himself appearing with his adorable baby boy Eric. Both are shirtless and sport one of the 54-year-old British reality star's favorite fashion staples—aviator sunglasses. "Taking after daddy," he said. Also spotted in the pic: The man once dubbed "Mr. Nasty" is smiling. With a kid that cute, who wouldn't? Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to Eric, the couple's first child together, this past Valentine's Day. In March, Cowell said he did not »

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When is X Factor back? All we know about the 2014 series so far

13 August 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

As we hurtle towards the end of August, one TV show is looming large in the not-so-distant horizon. The X Factor.

Forget all that Big Brother nonsense and soggy bottom silliness on Bake Off. Cowell and Cheryl are back in town and they mean business.

Here is everything we know about the show's 11th series so far...

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

1. When is it back?

Very, very soon. The X Factor has traditionally started in August (ever since series two) and it looks likely that it will return on Saturday, August 30 this year. That is one day earlier than series ten, which kicked off with ratings of 8.78 million.

No doubt Simon Cowell will be wanting to increase those ratings figures in 2014 now that he's back at the helm. He wouldn't want to come off second best to Gary Barlow.

2. The Judges

Simon is back. Nobody mention X Factor USA.

He's managed to persuade Cheryl back. »

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Simon Cowell tips wannabe model to win X Factor

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

Simon Cowell has tipped a wannabe model to win 'The X Factor'. The 54-year-old music mogul reportedly thinks Chloe-Jasmine Whichello - who was a finalist on Sky's model search programme 'The Face' - could be in with a chance of winning the ITV talent show after she wowed him and fellow judges Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh during her audition. An insider revealed: ''He thinks she can go all the way.'' A source said: ''Simon was totally smitten by Chloe-Jasmine from the start. She's a gorgeous girl. He loved her voice and tone. She has a very blues, jazzy kind »

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Why our love for TV talent show singers doesn't last past the finale | Myf Warhurst

12 August 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Shows like The X Factor and The Voice are musics equivalent of a fast-food joint: they leave us feeling sated and a bit sick

No one is buying the music of artists from TV talent shows any more. Its over. Sales are so bad theyre clearly not even being considered as a last-minute purchase at the counter of a petrol station when listening to Katy Perrys Roar on every single radio station is driving you positively barmy.

The sales numbers are dire but were still watching the shows. Why? Theres not much new that I can add about the merits, or lack of, of singing reality shows. Its fairly obvious to most that these shows are an emotionally manipulative television sport and are often deemed to be bad for the artist.

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- Myf Warhurst

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Axs TV becomes official U.S. broadcast home for “The X Factor UK”

12 August 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

If you’re an American who misses Simon Cowell and his show The X Factor, the American version of which was canceled by Fox last year, you’ll have your chance to enjoy the original incarnation of the singing competition series when the new season of The X Factor UK begins airing on Axs TV starting Aug. 31. This marks the first time that the flagship version of the show will air in the United States. Season 11 of The X Factor UK will feature a pair of famous faces that will be instantly recognizable to American audiences, as Simon Cowell makes … Continue reading →

The post Axs TV becomes official U.S. broadcast home for “The X Factor UK” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Jeff Pfeiffer

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'Idol' vs. 'The Voice' vs. 'Rising Star': Who Sang 'New York State of Mind' Better?

12 August 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

It goes without saying that ABC's singing competition series Rising Star has pretty much been a failure. Not only is it tanking in the ratings, but the overall talent on the show is pretty weak. However, that doesn't mean there's not any bright spots. Just look at The X Factor, which didn't always have the strongest talent but sometimes there were fantastic acts like Alex and Sierra.

And the same can be said for Rising Star. During this week's Quarterfinals, there were bad notes all over the place, along with some terrible song choices. But one singer stood out to me -- and that was Audrey Kate Geiger, who performed Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind." When she performed this tune, I was reminded of previous covers on shows like American Idol and The Voice.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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X Factor acts booed

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

'The X Factor' audience booed some of the acts put through to judges' houses. The crowd watching the boot camp stage of the auditions - where the panel selects the final six from their category they are taking through to the next stage - grew angry and frustrated when Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini swapped out talented singers for novelty acts. Show compere and warm-up man Ian Royce was forced to intervene and warn the crowd about their ''vile'' behaviour, telling them to ''give a chance'' to hopefuls after one girl was booed before she even finished performing. And when Louis gave comedy »

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini booed by crowd at X Factor boot camp

10 August 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was booed by the crowd at an X Factor boot camp recording today (August 10).

A Digital Spy reporter present at the filming confirmed that the audience strongly disagreed with some of the singer's decisions during the six chair challenge at Wembley.

The 31-year-old responded to the negative reaction by saying: "oh boo you", while blowing raspberries into her microphone and giving the audiences a thumbs down.

"That's my decision," she hit back.

The former Girls Aloud star, who is mentor to the girls for the upcoming series, told the audience that she has to have a personal connection with the acts she chooses to put through.

Simon Cowell then stepped in and told the crowd to calm down and "respect what Cheryl does" as the process is hard and stressful.

The singer also made another shock decision during filming, on top of her already poorly received actions.

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Xtra Factor's Sarah-Jane Crawford: 'Simon Cowell likes people with balls'

8 August 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford has spoken about her audition in front of Simon Cowell.

The 29-year-old met Cowell in his dressing room at Fountain Studios, and was advised by Sinitta to prove she had "balls" in order to land the job.

She told The Sun on Sunday's Fabulous magazine: "Diptyque candles were burning everywhere, there was a big screen where he was watching Cheryl [Fernandez-Versini's] rehearsal, a plate of carrot crudités were on the side and he was smoking a menthol cigarette. I was like, 'This is f**king bizarre!'.

"[Sinitta] had said that Simon likes people with balls and had told me, 'Just say, "Darling, where's my contract?"' But instead, I said, 'Well, you [had] better sign me quick'."

The BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ confessed that she "cried with happiness" when her agent called with her job offer.

"When my agent called, I was so happy I was sobbing. »

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The X Factor UK to air in Us on Ryan Seacrest network Axs TV

6 August 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor UK will now air in the Us on Axs TV, the network created by Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban.

This marks the first time that the UK version of the show has aired in the Us. It will begin broadcasting in the States on August 31, just one day after the series debuts in the UK on ITV.

Episodes will air on Axs on Sundays and Mondays at 5pm Pt/8pm Et and re-air later the same night.

Head of international at Syco Entertainment, George Levendis, said: "The X Factor UK is our flagship production and the world leader in entertainment formats. The show's production values are unmatched and it has created enormous buzz across the Us social media over the last few years.

"This is the first time we are bringing the UK series to a Us broadcaster. We are excited that fans of The X Factor »

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Axs TV To Air U.K. Version of ‘The X Factor’

6 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just because Fox canceled the American version of “The X Factor” doesn’t mean some version of the show isn’t available on these shores.

Cable’s Axs TV will serve as the official U.S. broadcast home for the eleventh season of “The X Factor UK,” the result of an agreement with FremantleMedia International and Syco Entertainment to bring the flagship version of the show to American television for the first time. “The X Factor UK” is co-produced by creator Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Fremantle Media UK’s Thames TV.

Cowell will return to the program as a judge for the first time in three years. Additionally, Mel B., the former Spice Girl and current “America’s got Talent” judge, will serve as a judge for the first time on the show. She had previously appeared as a guest on the show. Joining the duo is U. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Simon Cowell's back: British 'X Factor' to air on U.S. channel

6 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

You knew he wouldn’t stay away for long: Simon Cowell is returning to American TV, thanks to a cable network picking up the U.S. distribution rights to his U.K. hit The X Factor.

Mark Cuban’s Axs TV will air The X Factor starting with its upcoming 11th season, marking the first time the British version of the show has been distributed stateside. This season represents Cowell’s return to the judges’ table on the series after a three-year absence during which Cowell had been producing and judging Fox’s version of The X Factor (which was »

- James Hibberd

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