Simon Cowell is back on television in the US with the latest season of America’s Got Talent on the air, and he is now revealing why his last US project, The X Factor USA, went off the air three years ago.
According to Digital Spy, Cowell revealed that FOX did not cancel the reality competition series. The network wanted a fourth season. In fact, it was his decision to pull the plug on the series.
He said the following in a recent interview:
“The interesting thing is everybody thinks X Factor was cancelled – that wasn’t the case. What happened was that after three years, I said, ‘I can’t do this any more’ – it was just too many shows. Fox offered us another season, but I couldn’t do it, so that’s why we stopped the production, because I couldn’t do it anymore. Even though the numbers weren’t as good as we hoped, in today’s climate they were brilliant figures – we just didn’t realise it at the time.”
He also revealed that he felt that now it was the right time to return to the small screen in the US. Are you happy to see Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent? Were you sad to see The X Factor USA end? Tell us what you think.
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I was very sad to see The X Factor end. I want it to come back next year (2017). Simon didn’t have to stay on the judging panel for a fourth season. If he had let Fox keep The X Factor USA on the air before he left for The X Factor UK, they would’ve found someone else to replace him on the judging panel and he would’ve been credited as the creator of the show and executive producer for the first time since he was uncredited in the first three seasons. Now, he’s back in America as the judge… Read more »