The X-Factor is returning to the small screen in the United States after a 10-year hiatus. An American version of the British music competition series aired on FOX, but it will have a new home on NBC, according to creator and judge Simon Cowell.
The network has not officially announced a pick-up of the series, but Cowell revealed he had struck a deal with the network. His other popular competition series, America’s Got Talent, already airs on NBC.
So it looks like @TheXFactorUSA is coming back—this time via NBC. Sources tell Vulture that while a deal is still being worked out, the network is indeed interested in reviving the UK singing competition format here, as Cowell told @TheSunUS this week. pic.twitter.com/5fWJoJ2Kr3
— TVMoJoe (@TVMoJoe) December 30, 2022
Cowell said the following, per The U.S. Sun:
“I have a saying in life that’s always go where you’ve got the best invitation – and NBC has offered us to make the show here. Which means we’ll make the show here. We found our perfect partner with NBC – honestly, I am not just saying that because they pay me, but they are brilliant. I just really like them, got on well with them and they get a kick out of seeing people succeed on [AGT]. So you go where the best navigation is and if I am being honest there is more excitement to make it here than in the UK.”
The X-Factor aired for three seasons on FOX from 2011 until 2013 before it was cancelled.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The X-Factor? Do you want to see the series back on the air in the US?
I always enjoyed this show. Thank you nbc.
Simon is the worst thing to ever happen to US television. Probably UK television as well, but that’s a subject for a different website.
It’s time to remove him, his wretched TV shows, and any other crap “inspired” by his shows removed from the airwaves completely.
(Yes, I do use these programs in Hell’s torture chambers, but I can always find new material)
Yes, I do, please. And yes, I am a fan.