Fall TV season: Watch a sneak preview of Fox's 'The X Factor' [Video]
Fox unveiled its fall schedule earlier this week at its upfronts presentation in New York, officially announcing the new singing competition, "The X Factor," that will bring acerbic star-maker Simon Cowell back to the network.
The show, based on a hit British format, will also reunite Cowell with his one-time "American Idol" fellow judge, Paula Abdul. Also on the judging panel: British pop star Cheryl Cole and former record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid.
Singer/performer Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will host the competition, launching in the fall as one of the most buzzed about new series on any network. It will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays, potentially keeping those time periods warm for "Idol's" return in the spring.
-- T.L. Stanley