After premiering to ratings far lower than some expected, The X Factor's numbers continued to dip steadily over the course of its three-season run and no amount of drama, mentor shuffling or format shifting could get those numbers up.
On the second episode of Juan Pablo, ABC’s latest man-in-waiting on The Bachelor, the ladies vying for his undying love were the central focus, and hoo lord, it’s gotten real hard real fast with this season. You know what I mean? That sad, guilty sink that creeps in immediately following an eye roll or laugh at the expense of a contestant. There’s no rationalizing this mess in the name of love and people doing stupid stuff for it.
Fox’s newest singing competition series, The X Factor, has cycled through judges. Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have come and gone in the show’s three seasons on air, and soon it looks like we’ll be adding the spunky Demi Lovato to the list.
Thursday’s ratings are usually pretty interesting, considering that night offers some of the most-watched programs of the week, and is filled with some of the most interesting TV fodder. This Thursday, NBC aired a special episode of The Voice as part of a plan to extend the Battle Round of the hit show, and hopefully improve the network’s ratings. While NBC was up in the ratings last night, the same cannot be said for a few other network shows.
Grandparents are busy snapping photos of grandchildren and people in their twenties often use the holiday as an excuse to dress up and go out if they don’t already have kids. All of these things are generalizations, of course, but the fact that last night was a holiday that kept a lot of people out of their homes did lead to poor ratings. And none were more dismal last night than the ratings for Fox’s The X Factor.
Last season, The X Factor finally began to produce contestants that have made their mark. Both Emblem 3 and Fifth Harmony have made their marks on YouTube, and the latter has even lined up a touring gig with judge Demi Lovato. Now, Season 2 runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar is also finding success, albeit via a different forum. The 14-year-old star recently filmed an episode for NBC’s long-running procedural, Law & Order: SVU,
Last night, the editors of the show were going for some real heartwarmers, bringing us a return contestant and a socially awkward fifteen-year-old with a big old voice. The real winner of the night was Carlos Guevara, a sixteen-year-old high school student who wants to compete, despite the fact that he is suffering from Tourette syndrome.
The X Factor returned to Fox’s schedule last night, with a couple of new judges on the panel and less behind-the-scenes bitchiness from contestants. Last year’s Season 2 opener spent a lot of time introducing the judges and giving fans different insights into how stuff actually goes down before contestants try out on that big stage. I have no idea what happened with last night’s Season 3 premiere, but there was nothing remotely exciting about the format, and it showed in the ratings.
September is upon us, and with it comes the return of our favorite TV shows, as well as the premieres of many of the new series on deck to debut on network and cable TV. From the early starters, including Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and The Legend of Korra, to the October arrivals, including Grimm, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead and everything in between, we have plenty to look forward to this fall!
Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to announce their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, and for the network that recently brought us American Idol, there's a lot of X Factor on the menu. Fortunately for those who aren't looking for more singing, there are some returning dramas and comedies, and some promising looking new programs joining the lineup later in September.
Sharon Osbourne has finally made her next career move. Last summer, the veteran judge on America’s Got Talent bowed out of her contract, citing a problem with NBC’s treatment of her son, Jack, on the now-defunct Stars Earn Stripes as the catalyst of her decision. She may have been replaced on the NBC series by a Spice Girl, but she's already moved forward, signing on to judge the U.K.’s popular program The X Factor.
Just a few hours after officially announcing Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio would be joining The X Factor, Fox has put out a first look at next season’s judging panel. The first round of auditions with the judges present commenced today in Charleston, South Carolina, where the image was taken at the North Charleston Coliseum during today’s big event.
While Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell will be returning to judge Fox’s other singing competition series, The X Factor, during Season 3, mum has been the word on which other celebrity personalities would be filling the remaining two judging slots. On Sunday, reports surfaced that former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer and actress Paulina Rubio might take over the remaining two mentoring slots.
Fox announced their 2013-2014 lineup this morning, along with the planned schedule, which sets up new comedies on Tuesday nights and adds a number of other new series to the schedule, along with the returning shows. Among the new series is J.J. Abrams' sci-fi cop series Almost Human, Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy Dads and new animated comedy Murder Police.
If the rumors are to be believed, Simon Cowell has his eye on two current TV stars as possible replacements to take over for departing judges Britney Spears or L.A. Reid on The X Factor for Season 3. Among those reportedly being eyed for the position is The Client List's Jennifer Love Hewitt. Malibu Country's Reba McEntire is also mentioned as a possibility. Both women have backgrounds that include both music and TV, which could make them perfect fits for the job.