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10/22/2012 01:37 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

'The X Factor' Renewed: Fox Orders Season 3 Of Simon Cowell Series

"The X Factor" has been renewed by Fox and will return for a Season 3. Simon Cowell took to Twitter to announce the news.

“I couldn't be happier about 'The X Factor' already being renewed for another season,” Cowell said in a statement released by Fox. “I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season. I want to thank our incredible sponsors for their support and creativity, and Fox for going out of their way to do everything they can to make this show a success. Most importantly, I have to personally thank our amazing fans for the support and enthusiasm they have given to 'The X Factor.' Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let's not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!"

Cowell and Fox revamped "The X Factor" for Season 2, cutting host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will host Season 2 and Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joined Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judge panel.

“This season, Simon and the producers of 'The X Factor' took an already strong show and made it absolutely fantastic," Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment at Fox, said in a statement. "The format changes are working, the contestants are unbelievably talented, and Britney and Demi -- alongside Simon and L.A -- have brought an incredibly fun new chemistry to the judges’ panel that our fans really love. We feel great about the show and I’m thrilled to bring it back next year for Season 3."

No word on whether all the judges will return for Season 3.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that 'The X Factor' will be returning to Fox for a third hit season,” said Trish Kinane, president of entertainment programming at FremantleMedia North America, said in a statement. "We've seen an incredible range of talent so far and we’re getting set for some truly blockbuster live shows this season that viewers will love. 'The X Factor' has really come into its own this year, finding its unique place and cementing its position as one of the leading talent shows in the entertainment landscape, as well as showing clear potential to build into a brand with true longevity. We're looking forward to working with the fantastic teams at Fox and Syco, along with our sponsors, to build upon the show’s success."

According to Fox, "The X Factor" has been averaging a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.6 million total viewers.

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