Will X Factor Be Renewed for Season 4? Fox Exec Says…
It’s been almost a month since The X Factor’s winning duo Alex & Sierra sang their hearts out on the Season 3 finale and we still haven’t heard if the show will return for a fourth season. Now, finally, a top executive over at Fox is spilling the TV scheduling beans.
When quizzed by reports at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly insisted “no decision” had been made regarding X Factor’s future in the U.S. This despite show head honcho Simon Cowell’s confident assurance X would be back, it just might not feature him on the judging panel.
“The show underperformed this year. Simon himself would admit that,” the exec told reporters. “If the show were to come back, it would not be in the current format that we have.”
Although the tight-lipped top man didn’t elaborate on what “current format” changes might include, spoiler king Michael Ausiello tells us Kevin did confirm speculation that Simon’s onscreen role “could be diminished or eliminated altogether.”