Fox announced this week that THE X FACTOR will launch in the U.S. in the fall of 2011. Simon Cowell, who created and launched THE X FACTOR in the U.K. in 2004, will serve as both executive producer and judge on the U.S. version. He will be leaving American Idol after this season.
“I’m thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the U.S. version of THE X FACTOR, and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox,” said Cowell. “We have a fantastic relationship, a great team and are all very excited about this.”