After three seasons, the Fox Network and Simon Cowell have agreed that it's time to pull the plug....


At least only in the U.S.


After twelve years of judging American Idol and The X-Factor, Simon Cowell will be returning to the U.K. to judge the British version of The X-Factor, where he judged from 2004-2010.


Simon said in a statement, 'I've had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol.' And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!)," Cowell said in a statement. "Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of 'The X Factor' in 2014. So for now, I'm back to the U.K. and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I'll see you soon!' (NBC 10)