X Factor US May Delay X Factor UK This Season
I guess you can’t always have your cake and eat it too. ITV, the UK host of Simon Cowell’s X Factor television show, is considering options to delay their winter season of the competition now that Simon is taking his show on the road. Cowell’s plan for a fall 2011 premiere of X Factor US would make it practically impossible for the master of reality TV to be in two places at once and his bosses are finally starting to realize that.
What makes the situation worse is that Simon is likely planning to drag away his UK co-judge, Cheryl Cole, as we have often reported here on the site. If they lose 2 of their judges would the show press on without them? Possibly. Maybe.
Despite being desperate to hold onto Cowell and Cole for the UK show though – for which auditions kicked off earlier this month- ITV bigwigs fear it will mess up the entire TV schedule.
‘ITV is looking at a range of options to keep Cheryl and Simon. But changing dates would play havoc with ITV’s schedule and the auditions have already begun.
Plans for both the US and UK shows are still up in the air. Despite promising details by the end of February, music mogul Simon is yet to confirm any judges positions – apart from his own – for either show.
I’d say plans for X Factor 2011 in the US is a lot less up in the air then they’re claiming. While the UK flavor might be the original there’s a much more massive audience waiting for Cowell on this side of the Atlantic.
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