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[10/04/12 - 03:36 PM]
Exclusive: "The X Factor" to Air Live Wildcard Episode on Sunday, November 4; Finale Set for Thursday, December 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has locked in a few more signposts for "The X Factor" this season, including a live wildcard episode on Sunday, November 4 as well as a two-hour finale on Thursday, December 20.

The wildcard episode's length is contingent on how the network's World Series coverage shakes out. Either we'll see two hours on Thursday, November 1 and Sunday, November 4 if there's no Game 7 of the World Series or a single 150-minute episode on November 4 if there is. Here's a breakdown of the understood scenarios:

Monday, October 29
7:30/6:30c - "World Series Game #5" (if necessary)

Monday, October 29 (if no baseball)
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor: Auditions #3" (Repeat)

Wednesday, October 31
7:30/6:30c - "World Series Game #6" (if necessary)

Wednesday, October 31 (if no baseball)
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor: Auditions #5" (Repeat)

Thursday, November 1
7:30/6:30c - "World Series Game #7" (if necessary)

Thursday, November 1 (if no baseball)
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor" (New Two-Hour Live Episode)

Sunday, November 4
7:00/6:00c - "The Simpsons" (Repeat)
7:30/6:30c - "The Cleveland Show"
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor" (New 150-Minute Live Episode - Special Night)

Sunday, November 4 (if no baseball on November 1)
7:00/6:00c - "The Simpsons" (Repeat)
7:30/6:30c - "The Cleveland Show"
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor" (New Two-Hour Live Episode - Special Night)

Wednesday, December 19
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor" (Two-Hour Season Finale, Part 1)

Thursday, December 20
8:00/7:00c - "The X Factor" (Two-Hour Season Finale, Part 2)

Meanwhile in other FOX news, look for the 200th episode of "Family Guy" - a one-hour special - on Sunday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c; a post-"Family Guy" airing of "The Cleveland Show" on Sunday, November 25 at 9:30/8:30c; and the American Country Awards on Monday, December 10.





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· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





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