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Kevin McHale Circling 'The X Factor' Hosting Gig

August 8, 2012 (7:47 am) GMT
The Artie Abrams of 'Glee' is reportedly under consideration to take a co-hosting role for the second season of 'The X Factor (US)'.

After coming to "" as a guest mentor, may land a permanent job on another reality show. Sources tell TV Guide that the 24-year-old actor/singer is under consideration to co-host "" season 2.

If the deal is sealed, the gig will reunite McHale with , who joins the singing competition as a new judge in its second season. The "" star and the former "" actress recently teamed up to co-host the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

Since Steve Jones was fired at the end of season 1, it has been rumored that the show will feature two new hosts, a female and a male. , and have been mentioned as possible contenders from the female department.

The U.S. version of "" will air its sophomore run starting Wednesday, September 12 at 8/7c on FOX. Lovato and join and L.A. Reid on the judging panel.

Building anticipation to the show's return, a new promo has just been released online. Unlike the previous promos which put the judges on spotlight, the new one focuses on the contestants, showing them in dramatic moments leading to their auditions.


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