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X Factor premiere date

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Simon Cowell’s much-anticipated new music reality competition, The X Factor, will finally arrive on Sept. 21, Fox has announced. The show will debut with a two-hour premiere on a Wednesday night, to be followed the following night by another two-hour episode.

Fox also confirmed the premiere dates for its entire fall season, after the jump:

Saturday, Sept. 10

8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT              COPS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT              COPS (Encore Episode)

Sunday, Sept. 18

8:00-11:00 PM ET/                63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (Live Telecast)

5:00-8:00 PM PT

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT              GLEE (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT              NEW GIRL (Series Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT            RAISING HOPE (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            THE X FACTOR (Series Premiere, Part 2)

Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            FRINGE (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT              THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT              FAMILY GUY (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT            AMERICAN DAD (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 26

8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            TERRA NOVA (Series Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT              TERRA NOVA (All-New Episode) (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            HOUSE (Season Premiere)

Saturday, Oct. 29

8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (Quarterly Specials Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 30

7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (Time Period Premiere)

8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT              THE SIMPSONS (All-New Episode)

8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT              ALLEN GREGORY (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT              FAMILY GUY (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT            AMERICAN DAD (All-New Episode)

Thursday, Nov. 3

8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT              THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT            BONES (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Nov. 23

8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT              THE X FACTOR (All-New Episode)

9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT            I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (Series Premiere)

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Fall 2011-12 primetime TV schedule chart