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Simon Cowell Rejoices at 'X Factor (US)' Renewal

October 22, 2012 (6:24 pm) GMT
His singing competition show has just been given a third season order and he thought he owed it to 'support and creativity'.

FOX has a big faith on "", ordering a third season. The announcement was somehow inevitable because the reality singing competition show is still the network's rating juggernaut with 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.6 million total viewers.

"I couldn't be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another season," producer/judge said in a statement. "I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. I want to thank our incredible sponsors for their support and creativity, and FOX for going out of their way to do everything they can to make this show a success."

He added, "Most importantly, I have to personally thank our amazing fans for the support and enthusiasm they have given to THE X FACTOR. Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let's not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!"

Cowell, , L.A. Reid and will reveal the 16 acts that will continue in the competition on Tuesday, October 23 episode. and will then make their debut as the live show episodes hosts starting November 1.

FOX has also given "" a good news. The third season will air for 24 episodes instead of the usual 22 episodes. "Bad news for people who don't like Raising Hope. Fox just ordered 2 more episodes! Meaning: 24 madcap Chance adventures airing this year," series star tweeted.

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