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Fox Bets on a Third Season of The X Factor

No word yet on whether season two judges Demi Lovato and Britney Spears — who's thankfully graduated from her trademark vacantness to lighthearted pranks on the cast — will be back on the air next year, but the series certainly will. In a tweet earlier today, Simon Cowell announced that Fox has re-upped the talent show, later issuing a statement that, "the gloves are off! Expect fireworks!" Guess that healthy 3.9 rating, which makes X Factor one of the most-watched series on television, means (yay!) that heartfelt off-pitch crooning, musical boot camp, and quirky judges are here to stay.

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