FOX Announces ‘X Factor’ Debut Date
First Published: June 23, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Credit: FOX
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” finally has a date!
The new FOX reality series will debut on September 21, with a two-hour premiere, followed by another two hours on September 22, the network announced on Thursday.
The show – hosted by British import Steve Jones and featuring judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Antonio “LA” Reid — will air from 8 – 10 PM each night.
The four-hour two-night premiere is a bump from the originally scheduled one 90-minute show.
FOX also announced the premiere dates for several other new shows on Thursday.
The new sci-fi drama “Terra Nova” will bow with a two-hour debut on September 2, while Jonah Hill’s new animated series “Allen Gregory” will premiere on October 30 and the network’s new sitcom, “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” will first air on November 23.
In addition, “Glee” will return for its season premiere on September 20, “Fringe” debuts its new season on September 23, “House” will be back on October 3 and “Bones” one month later on November 3.
FOX’s four animated hits – “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show” and “American Dad” – will all return with new episodes on Sunday, September 25.
As previously announced, “America’s Most Wanted” will no longer air weekly. The first quarterly special will air Saturday, October 29.
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