Simon Cowell will quit American Idol after this season

It is expected that Simon Cowell’s departure from American Idol will be announced later today after months of speculation, at the same time as The X Factor (US) is announced.

Sources confirm to Hollywood Reporter exclusively that Cowell will quit the top-rated show on television at the end of this season as part of his plan to focus on launching a new series, “The X-Factor.” Fox has picked up “Factor” for the fall of 2011, when “Idol” is on hiatus.

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  • theidolwhorocks

    So all we have to wait for is the announcement of the final season of American Idol.

  • on Holiday

    From what I have seen this year on the advertising briefs for this show, American Idol is the biggest trash made for free to air TV

  • jhjh2000

    we have to wait for ?>Y no