Check out a gallery of photos from today’s FOX Upfronts in New York City. The photos include shots of X Factor judges,Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears, plus American Idol and SYTYCD producer, Nigel Lythgoe. Idol judge Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest. Joining Nigel from SYTYCD were Mary Murphy and host Cat Deeley.
Joining creator Ryan Murphy were Glee stars Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera and Jenna Ushkowitz.
Big news to come out of the Upfronts: Glee will move to Thursdays at 9 pm, airing after X Factor in the fall and Idol in the spring. Also, Glee graduates will be featured in a “show within a show” that will follow them to New York City as they attend dramatic arts school. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will join Glee as guest stars, playing academic mentors to Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) respectively.
Also, Simon Cowell introduced Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as new X Factor judges. FOX honcho, Kevin Reilly, said in a morning conference call to expect tweaks to both Idol and X Factor.