Fox, Simon Fuller Resolve ‘X-Factor’ Lawsuit

The legal battle between American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Fox over The X-Factor is over. Sources confirm that the two sides have reached a confidential settlement and are moving to have the case dismissed with prejudice. Fuller filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the network and the production company Freemantle Media over The X-Factor just before it was set to debut in America.

OVERNIGHTS

Rough Night For New Thursday Night Shows

In week two a number of Thursday shows saw big declines, led by ABC’s Charlie’s Angels and NBC’s Prime Suspect, which both slid double-digit percentages from last week. The X Factor may be the only new show to gain traction on Thursday nights, and even it was down from last week’s lower-than-expected debut.

Pepsi To Pay $60 Million To Sponsor ‘X-Factor’

The beverage giant, whose Pepsi has dropped to the No. 3 soft drink behind Diet Coke, took a pass on sponsoring American Idol when the show launched nine years ago. It’s not about to make the same mistake twice.

Fox Holds Secret Station ‘X-Factor’ Confab

Fox quietly paid to fly one promotion exec from each of its affiliates to Los Angeles earlier this week for an X-Factor meeting that featured an appearance by Simon Cowell.

George Michael Tapped As U.S. ‘X-Factor’ Judge

‘X Factor’ Rivets Britain, Heads To USA

LONDON (AP) — Look out, America. Britain’s guilty pleasure, the cheesy “X Factor” TV show, is crossing the pond. Will it work? Or is the U.S. public tiring of Simon Cowell-powered TV extravaganzas? A record audience of nearly 20 million British viewers flocked to the “X Factor” Sunday night finale, which awarded a 1 million-pound […]