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Fox cancels 'X Factor' after Simon Cowell's departure

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HOLLYWOOD (WDRB) -- Fox has announced that reality competition show "The X Factor" has been canceled after three seasons.

Showrunner and judge Simon Cowell is departing from the low-rated U.S. show and will return as a judge on "The X Factor U.K."

"The U.S. version of 'The X Factor' has had a great run dominating the social media charts and discovering internationally successful artists, but Simon's return to the U.K. ‘X Factor' has been long anticipated," said Trish Kinane, the President of Entertainment Programming and Executive Producer at FremantleMedia North America.

"I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol.' And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!)," said Simon Cowell. "I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I'll see you soon!"  

The X Factor is produced locally in 45 countries.

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