By Dalton Ross
Updated September 12, 2012 at 04:01 AM EDT
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Paula Abdul, Nicole Sherzinger, Steve Jones (and poor Cheryl Cole) are out, while Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are in. But for The X Factor, is it a case of too little, too late? After the soulless and over-produced spectacle that was season 1, does The X Factor deserve another chance? Annie Barrett and I discuss and debate that very point on the InsideTV Podcast. What does Annie make of the new judges? And how will the new panel stack up against NBC’s competing quartet of famous coaches on The Voice? Just click on the audio player icon below to hear our thoughts on what The X Factor needs to do to turn things around. (The X Factor chat starts at 26:00.)

But that’s not all. Dan Snierson and Melissa Maerz stop by to break down the Breaking Bad finale and offer up theories as to how it all may end. And Mandi Bierly has all the intel you need to get you psyched for season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think. Are you willing to give The X Factor another chance? Will Britney and Demi be an improvement or a disaster? And will Simon ever wear a half-decent shirt? Hit the message boards and let us know!

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The X Factor

Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio judge Season 3.
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