Now that his time on "American Idol" is officially over, TV mogul Simon Cowell has set his sights on making his British hit show "The X Factor" a hit in America, too.
In an "Extra" exclusive, Cowell opened up to Terri Seymour about the new show.
"When your producing a show, you have to make a show you would want to watch," Cowell explained. "'The X Factor' is just a very extreme version of 'Idol,' where there aren't many rules and there's no upper age limit."
The show is looking for a debut in 2011. "In September or October, I am going to announce live on FOX the cities we've chosen for the 'X Factor'," Cowell said.
There real question is who will be joining him as a judge on the show? Cowell's former "Idol" colleague Paula Abdul was rumored to be participating, but now she has signed with CBS on a new dancing competition show, "Got to Dance."
"I saw somebody a week ago, who I am definitely going to hire and who is very well known. I think she's going to be incredible. Shall I tell you?" Cowell asked Seymour. When she replied yes, Cowell quipped, "I'm not going to tell you."
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