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NO "GLEE" SPIN-OFF, CHANGES TO "X FACTOR"



Fox television network said yesterday there were no plans for a spin-off of "Glee" and there will be changes to Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" after the show's first season on US television.

"Glee" fans will be glad to hear that Lea Michele, one of the show's leads, will still be part of the show's upcoming season in which the characters graduate.

According to Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at Fox: "There will not be a 'Glee' spinoff, but those characters will graduate and it's led to a really interesting idea that I think is going to give us something really cool to dig into next season."

Fox said it reached the top spot for the No. 1 reality series overall with "The X Factor," despite the new singing competition's rocky start not quite living up to creator Simon Cowell's predictions.

Reilly said he was "thrilled" with the show's standing in the crowded singing competition market alongside such shows as "American Idol" with popular host Ryan Seacrest and "The Voice," but added there were going to be some changes from the "relentless" Cowell.

A new HOST?

The Fox exec said, "Hosting, as we know, it is a much harder job than meets the eye. I think everybody now has come to realize the value of Ryan Seacrest," adding that whether "X-Factor" host Steve Jones "is the guy or not, it comes under the heading of growth in general so there will be some tweaks to the show."

Reilly said he would like to keep Seacrest, whose $45 million contract with "Idol" is up for renewal. NBC is also determined to keep Seacrest and expand his role within their network.

 



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01/09/2012 7:03AM
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