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'The X-Factor': What you need to know before the premiere
Television just isn't the same without Simon Cowell. Whether you love or loathe him, there's little denying his impact on reality TV competitions and pop-culture in general. Cowell returns to the tube Wednesday night, when his beloved project (and outside-of-America phenomenon) "The X-Factor" comes to Fox at 8 p.m.
By Wesley Case
September 21, 2011