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Fox 2013-14 Season Ratings (updated 7/25/14)

3 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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Jo Brand: Britain's Got Talent is 'cruel'

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Jo Brand has slammed 'Britain's Got Talent' as ''cruel''. The 57-year-old comedienne - who acted as a judge on ITV celebrity reality show 'Splash!' - has slammed the channel's talent shows, claiming they exploit people with mental illnesses. She said: ''I have a huge ambivalence to shows like 'The X Factor' and particularly 'Britain's Got Talent' because I think they wheel on people who have mental health problems for other people to laugh about. ''I feel very angry about that. It is easy for all of us to take the p*ss out of someone who thinks they can sing when they »

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Cheryl Cole Shows Us Skin Tone Style Done Right—See Her Impeccable Look!

24 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Cheryl Cole is making us say something we try never, ever to say: we were wrong. We've spent the last few days ragging on celebrities in awkward skin-suits (sorry Chrissy Teigen and Maggie Gyllenhaal) but The X Factor judge is making us sing a very different tune about the body-colored shade. This Zuhair Murad Couture is as drop dead gorgeous as it gets! So where did this newlywed go right where others have gone wrong? First off, the tone of this look is slightly more pink than yellow, making the overall look more rosy than "skin." Yes, Cheryl's tanned complexion helps balance that, but the base color of the dress plays a huge part. The second factor is a diversity of fabric. We have lace, chiffon and »

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Cheryl Cole takes husband's name for X Factor

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

Cheryl Cole will be known as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on 'The X Factor'. Voice artist Peter Dickson - who announces the judges and contestants to the stage on the live shows - has confirmed bosses have asked him to begin practicing Cheryl's new name following her secret wedding to French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini earlier this month. Appearing on the Capital FM's Capital Breakfast show this morning (23.07.14), he said: ''I had a phone call a few weeks ago from the producers to tell me who the new judges were. ''They said, 'It's Cheryl', and I said, 'Oh, that's fine, she's back.' And they said, »

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U.K. Version of ‘X Factor’ to Air Live in Se Asia

23 July 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seoul – “The X Factor UK” is to air in South East Asia via the Rtl CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

The show is produced by FremantleMedia’s Thames and Simon Cowell’s production company SycoTV.

It will play as live via satellite from the U.K. every Sunday and Monday from Aug 31 at 10:30 a.m. with a primetime encore at 9:00 p.m.

“This is the first time that ‘The X Factor UK’ is being made available to audiences outside the UK. In Asia, we have historically seen mostly talent competitions from the U.S. and local versions of popular formats,” said Jennifer Batty, Evp Programming, Rtl CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

The X Factor UK” has helped discover stars such as Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, Little Mix and boy band One Direction.

The eleventh series will see the return of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh. Mel B »

- Patrick Frater

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Cher Lloyd wants to confront Louis Walsh over "spoilt child" comments

21 July 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cher Lloyd has said that she wants to confront Louis Walsh after he called her a "spoilt child".

Last year, Walsh named Lloyd as the most difficult act to work with on The X Factor, reigniting a war of words between the pair.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the singer said that she hoped her former X Factor colleague would express his feelings to her face in future.

"It's something I find very strange, especially from an older gentleman against a young girl," she said. "But I'm much older and much more experienced, so it would be good to have a conversation with him now.

"To make a comment about someone you worked with two or three years ago who was 16 years old at the time, it was a little bit unnecessary. I must be on his mind. Bless."

When asked if she had bumped into Walsh recently, she joked: "No, »

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X Factor flash vote axed

21 July 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'The X Factor' has axed the controversial flash vote gimmick. Show bosses have ditched the unpopular feature, which was introduced last year, from the new series after receiving backlash from viewers. The flash vote allowed viewers to vote to save their favourite acts during the Saturday live shows. Fans were given just 10 minutes to place their calls and host Dermot O'Leary would then announce the contestant with the lowest number of votes at the end of the show, with the unlucky wannabe going straight into the sing-off in the Sunday night results show. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''We are »

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Dannii Minogue: 'I want a music comeback - but it has to be special'

21 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Dannii Minogue has revealed that she is recording new music and discussing further television projects.

The singer told Fault magazine that she has new material in the pipeline but does not want to release anything until she is sure that it is "special".

"I recorded some stuff that I've co-written and some stuff that friends have written and others that I've found and just love," she said.

"I'm just trying out loads of different stuff with no pressure of a record company or a deal or a date or anything.

"I'm just seeing if I can find that something special but, again, it's been so long since I've done it that I don't want to come back with something unless it's special."

Minogue, who has served as a judge on The X Factor in the UK and her native Australia, also said that she has been planning a move into the production side of television. »

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Dannii Minogue planning UK TV comeback

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

Dannii Minogue is planning a UK TV comeback. The 42-year-old singer - who starred as a judge on 'The X Factor' from 2007 to 2010 - has revealed she wants to return to British television screens and is waiting for an opportunity that can live up to the popular ITV reality show. She told Fault magazine: ''I've been having meetings. I definitely want to come back and do something - I'm just trying to find the right thing. ''Leaving X Factor here when it was just such a juggernaut... you kind of want it (the new project) to be something just as »

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TV's singing competitions: welcome to the age of fame entitlement

20 July 2014 8:32 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

When it comes to age, fame-chasing doesn't discriminate, as contestants on The X Factor and The Voice Kids prove

Who'd want to be famous? Judging by what's on TV apparently everyone, of all ages, including infants. And, if this trend of bringing more stages of life into the talent contest universe continues, no doubt ghosts soon as well (yeah, scoff now, but you won't when The Voice Afterlife hits screens in 2015).

For those of you harbouring fame-chasing desires, theres a Kim Kardashian app featuring the ability to "create your own aspiring celebrity". You hear that? The mere act of aspiring to be a celebrity is apparently worthy as a playable feature of a game these days. I suppose it makes life easier for games developers: in the next Assassins Creed youll just aspire to be an assassin while working in a cafe for your uncle. The end game boss is a difficult customer. »

- Jazz Twemlow

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Fox’s Peter Rice Reassures Creative Community About Network/Studio Consolidation

20 July 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox Networks Group Chairman-ceo Peter Rice was pressed into TV Critics Assn. tour service on Sunday, what with Kevin Reilly having been let go as entertainment chief and his replacements, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, have been in the job about 15 minutes. Yet the exec spent the morning leaving doors open — on another day of “24,” or “Bones,” for example — while trying to reassure Hollywood’s creative community about the studio’s new vertically integrated network/studio alignment.

Placing both 20th Century Fox Television and the Fox network under the same executive duo, Rice said, is a way of telling the talent community, “You can speak to us with a single voice now.” He stressed that the studio would continue to sell to other networks, as it already does, and said of the more cohesive voice, “I think it’s going to be good for us, and I think it’s »

- Brian Lowry

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X Factor asks for universal rights?

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

Simon Cowell and 'The X Factor' are making contestants sign away personal rights on all forms of media ''throughout the universe''. The media mogul's popular reality show has reportedly issued a contract to hopefuls for the next series, which includes them allowing the brand to use their likeness on platforms that haven't even been invented yet. A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''This is extreme by anyone's standards. Is it necessary to cover all media - including forms that don't exist - in the universe? ''Are they likely to get requests from outside Earth?'' According to reports, the audition release form requires »

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Jodie Kidd shocked by Celebrity MasterChef success

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

'The X Factor' has axed the controversial flash vote gimmick. Show bosses have ditched the unpopular feature, which was introduced last year, from the new series after receiving backlash from viewers. The flash vote allowed viewers to vote to save their favourite acts during the Saturday live shows. Fans were given just 10 minutes to place their calls and host Dermot O'Leary would then announce the contestant with the lowest number of votes at the end of the show, with the unlucky wannabe going straight into the sing-off in the Sunday night results show. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''We are »

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X Factor hopefuls put on hold as judges take a break | Media Monkey

18 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The X Factor is undoubtedly a nerve-wracking experience for those auditioning, but for the 40 involved in the final round it could be even worse as they all have to be squeezed into one day. The reason? Well, the Sun reports that those hard-working judges just had to go on their happy hols. Cheryl Cole got married in Mustique (I know! Monkey hadnt heard anything about it either!) and Mel B, Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell also decided it was time to get some fun in the sun. That means that someone could audition successfully and then have to perform in Wembley Arena just a few days later. Hardly seems fair, but Monkey reckons the judges are trying to get their leisure time in before the school holidays push the prices up.

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- Monkey

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Liberty Global Buys Stake in U.K.'s ITV for $825 Million

16 July 2014 11:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – John Malone's international cable operator Liberty Global said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire a 6.4 percent stake in U.K. broadcaster ITV, home of Downton Abbey, The X Factor and other hit shows, from pay TV giant British Sky Broadcasting. The price tag is approximately $825 million (Gbp 481 million). Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox owns 39 percent of BSkyB, which will retain a minimal stake in ITV. "This is an opportunistic and attractive investment for us in our largest cable market," said Mike Fries, Liberty Global. "ITV is the leading commercial broadcaster in

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- Georg Szalai

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Pop Idol: Zoe Birkett, Rik Waller - where are they now?

16 July 2014 9:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We're not going to lie - when we found out that Zoe Birkett was entering the Big Brother house earlier this week, the Digital Spy office got very excited indeed. What a blast from the past - and how much the "little podgy kid from Pop Idol with the dreadlocks" (her words, not ours) has grown up in the last 13 years. But it got us thinking - what happened to the other contestants? We put on our deerstalker, pulled out our magnifying glass and started digging...

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Korben

Korben, whose real name is Chris Niblett, now seems to be going by the hybrid Korben Niblett. He previously worked at Jemma Kidd Make Up School, but according to his LinkedIn page (oh yes), earlier this year he launched his own company, Evolve Beauty. Not so much of the singing anymore, then...

Rik Waller

Well, for one thing, he's not Rik anymore - it's Richard now! »

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X Factor blindsided by Cheryl Cole wedding

15 July 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cheryl Cole's surprise wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was kept so secret that her X Factor colleagues initially didn't believe it, Digital Spy can reveal.

The revelation that the 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer tied the knot with her French boyfriend of three months last week was met with scepticism by her friends and co-workers on the ITV show - until she posted a picture of her wedding ring on Instagram.

'But... she can't speak French': The best Cheryl marriage reactions

Cheryl Cole, Claire Danes, more: Secret nuptials and whirlwind weddings

An X Factor source told Digital Spy: "Everyone was surprised when we saw it in the paper. It truly was the best kept secret in showbiz.

"Jean-Bernard has come down to auditions before and he's a very nice guy. We're very happy for Cheryl and we're sure the judges will be sending out flowers and planning something fun for the arena auditions. »

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X Factor thought Cheryl Cole wedding was a 'prank'

15 July 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cheryl Cole's surprise wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was kept so secret that her X Factor colleagues initially thought it was a prank, Digital Spy can reveal.

The revelation that the 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer tied the knot with her French boyfriend of three months last week was met with scepticism by her friends and co-workers on the ITV show - until she posted a picture of her wedding ring on Instagram.

'But... she can't speak French': The best Cheryl marriage reactions

Cheryl Cole, Claire Danes, more: Secret nuptials and whirlwind weddings

An X Factor source told Digital Spy: "Everyone thought it was a prank when we saw it in the paper. It truly was the best kept secret in showbiz.

"Jean-Bernard has come down to auditions before and he's a very nice guy. We're very happy for Cheryl and we're sure the judges will be sending out flowers and »

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Cheryl Cole Marries in Secret Ceremony—Check Out More Whirlwind Celebrity Weddings!

14 July 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Surprise! British pop star Cheryl Cole certainly pulled a fast one, revealing Sunday that she and Frenchman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini had secretly wed after three months of dating. "I usually do not discuss my personal life, but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news...Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14. We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together," she shared on her website and Instagram account. The X Factor U.K. judge isn't the first celebrity to make it official after a brief courtship. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony tied the knot four months after getting together, while Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon only needed six weeks to »

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Fatboy Slim on DJ talent show: 'We told Simon Cowell to f**k off'

14 July 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Fatboy Slim has revealed that a number of high-profile DJs were approached by Simon Cowell for his new talent show.

The X Factor mastermind has recently been developing the reality show Ultimate DJ to find the next superstar DJ, but Fatboy Slim - real name Norman Cook - argued that the format wouldn't translate well to television.

"Simon Cowell was talking about doing a show and everyone in the business, he kind of started approaching us, and we were like, 'F**k off. No - that's a terrible idea!'" Cook told Digital Spy at Electrobeach Festival in France over the weekend.

"That's the good thing about dance music; it grows organically through drunk people late at night coming up with stupid ideas. It's not something that can be scripted or transported into a TV studio."

He continued: "I get offered loads of TV shows and they're like, 'Can you perform for five minutes? »

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