With Simon Cowell bringing THE X-FACTOR to America this Fall on Fox, the inevitable question about how different it will be from AMERICAN IDOL was bound to come up at today’s Winter TCA 2011 Fox session in Pasadena, CA.

According to Fox Entertainment Chairman, he doesn’t feel the two shows will cannibalize each other and that he doesn’t feel that the proliferation of talent shows on other networks will diminish the impact of either.

“We have the sort of the biggest and largest in AMERICAN IDOL and X-FACTOR has Simon Cowell and they’re going to run at different times of year,” says Rice. “THE X-FACTOR is very different than AMERICAN IDOL. It’s a different experience. Though in form, it  may appear the same if you explain it, if you see it [it’s different].”

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