Fox Extends Its Primetime Due to ‘X Factor’ Fiasco

by | October 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM | Fall TV Preview 2012, The X-Factor, TV News

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Fox is extending its prime-time lineup next Tuesday, Oct. 23, by a half hour to accommodate airing its entire comedy line-up, as well as the remaining “X Factor” episode that was abruptly cut off Wednesday night due to a MLB rain delay.

The scheduling snafu confused viewers on both coasts and angered “X Factor” judge Simon Cowell, who referred to it as “a total F up.”

“The X Factor” Pulled Mid-Broadcast,
Simon Steaming

The Fox comedies “Raising Hope,” “Ben and Kate” and “New Girl” will kick-off the night beginning at 8/7c, with an hourlong episode of “The X Factor” airing beginning at 9:30/8:30c.

The unusual move will push Fox’s prime-time schedule to 10:30, instead of wrapping up at its usual 10 p.m.

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The special one-hour edition of “The X Factor” will feature the conclusion of the judges’ Home rounds, where each judge picked their final four finalists, as well as a recap of the footage that did air Wednesday night. However, the network will no longer be airing the full two-hour episode as they had initially announced after the rain delay fiasco.

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