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.

US Weekly reported the rumor, stating that sources tell them Simon Cowell hopes Jennifer Love Hewitt will take the vacated seat at the judges table for Season 3 of the Fox singing competition. We learned earlier this year that Spears and Reid wouldn't be returning as judges on the series, which has already had its fair share of judge change-ups, starting with Cheryl Cole's prompt departure before the show even aired, which was followed a season later by the exits of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Demi Lovato and Britney Spears filled in for those two. Lovato is sticking around and Reid is leaving, which leaves two empty chairs to fill.

US's source says Cowell is "very interested" in getting Hewitt to the judges table. The Party of Five star is currently starring in Lifetime's steamy drama The Client List, so who knows if that'll present a scheduling conflict for the actor. Meanwhile, Reba McEntire and Kelly Rowland are also both reportedly in the running. Rowland has judging experience hosting the U.K.'s X Factor in 2011, and McEntire has Malibu Country among her recent TV work. The comedy has wrapped up its first season, but has not yet received an official renewal from ABC yet. So her availability may be in question as well. In the meantime, it's encouraging that Cowell seems to be looking at female stars who are both experienced in music and have a TV background. But it sounds like these are just rumors at the moment, so we'll have to wait and see if anything is confirmed.

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