"Glee" is being moved to Thursday from Tuesdays where it will follow "The X Factor" in the fall and "American Idol" in the spring.
Fox Broadcasting made that announcement early Monday morning, but held off on confirming reports that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato would be joining Simon Cowell and Antonio "L.A." Reid as judges on "X Factor this season. E! News, which earlier reported that Spears would join "X Factor" in a one-year, $15 million deal, reported Monday that Lovato is in as the fourth judge.
TMZ reported a Spears sighting in New York City where Fox is announcing its fall schedule to advertisers Monday and Tuesday at the Beacon Theater. The network is expected to introduce Spears and Lovato to the ad community today or Tuesday.
Kevin Reilly, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co., referred to "The X Factor" as a "culture-driving hit" and "Idol" and "Glee" as "strong returning tentpoles." While he called the "Idol" trio of judges "terrific" with "incredible integrity and authenticity," he did acknowledge that show underperformed in the ratings that there would be tweaks to "Idol."
Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker will do multiple episodes as guest stars on "Glee." In addition, "Glee" will have a "show-within-a-show" format bouncing between McKinley High and the New York City life of Rachel and Kurt.