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Simon Cowell Furious Over The Voice’s Wednesday Extension: “It’s Nothing Short of Dirty Tricks”

We were overjoyed when NBC announced that The Voice’s premiere week was extended an extra day to Monday through Wednesday, but to some, the news wasn’t quite as welcome.

Take, for instance, X Factor creator, Simon Cowell, whose music competition show was set to premiere on that Wednesday. The British judge was apparently furious at the news that NBC decided to expand its premiere, directly competing with The X Factor.

“This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business,” Simon said to TMZ. “The reason they’ve done this is they don’t want people to see X Factor because they’ve heard how good the series is.”

The “attacks” between The Voice and Simon’s shows is nothing new. After the NBC show beat out American Idol in the spring ratings war, the notorious Brit said The Voice was a “bad copy” of his shows. He then went on to suggest a weak contestant on X Factor audition for our favorite show instead.

Simon views this latest scheduling adjustment as a direct attack not just on his show, but also on his latest pop diva lead, Britney Spears.

“Britney’s not going to appreciate the fact that Christina who has been a bit of a rival isn’t allowing Britney to have a night of her own,” he said. “These guys have really got it in for us. It’s nothing short of dirty tricks.”

Those are some harsh words, Simon. What do you guys think? Was The Voice’s scheduling change intentionally meant to hurt The X Factor? And which will you watch? Tell us below!

Source: TMZ

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09.6.2012 / 07:57 PM EDT by Rachel McRady
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