Welp. The World Series ended in a 4 game San Francisco sweep. That means FOX is faced with having to fill several days with repeats…or…rejigger the schedule.
Instead of beginning the live shows on Thursday November 1 as originally planned, live performance3s will kick off on Wednesday Oct 31, with the Top 12 reveal scheduled for Thursday November 1.
If the series had stretched to 7 games, the Nov 1 show would have been cancelled and the X Factor would have aired a mega show on Sunday night. UGH. Finally, something goes right for poor Simon Cowell!
Read more below from the press release.
Following the conclusion of the 2012 World Series, THE X FACTOR’s Top 16 acts will perform live for the first time on a special two-hour-and-seven-minute show Wednesday, Oct. 31 (8:00-10:07 PM live/ PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will take THE X FACTOR stage alongside judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Then, on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Finalists will be revealed, and return the following week to face America’s vote.
And don’t miss a special encore of THE X FACTOR tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), featuring the conclusion of the “Judges’ Homes” round and the announcement of the Top 16 finalists.
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THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.