Simon Cowell has said he "couldn't be happier" after his show X Factor USA is picked up for a third season.
Cowell was the first to tweet the news earlier today (October 22), telling his followers: "I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that @TheXFactorUSA will be back next year for it's third season."
Network, Fox also confirmed the news, with president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell praising new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for bringing a fresh look to the judging panel:
"This season, Simon [Cowell] and the producers of The X Factor took an already strong show and made it absolutely fantastic."
"The format changes are working, the contestants are unbelievably talented, and Britney and Demi - alongside Simon and LA [Reid] - have brought an incredibly fun new chemistry to the judges' panel that our fans really love. We feel great about the show and I'm thrilled to bring it back next year for season three."
The second season of the show has proven to be a hit for Fox, averaging a 3.9 rating with adults from 18 to 49 so far.
Simon added in a statement: "I couldn't be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another season. Our main commitment will always be to find great talent, and let's not forget, we are now days away from our first live shows. The gloves are off! Expect fireworks!"
The X Factor live shows kick off on November 1 with Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez signed on as hosts, we wonder if all the new faces will be back for series three?