October 13th, 2011
12:08 PM ET
Just when "X Factor" viewers thought they were maybe going to see the inside of Paula Abdul's house, baseball got in the way.
A two-hour rain delay for Wednesday night's American League Championship game meant Simon Cowell and Co. got the boot from their 8 p.m. time slot. That canceled two-hour "X Factor" episode will now air tonight at 8 p.m. (unless there's a rain delay for tonight's game, but let's not focus on that for now).
To play catch-up, the episode intended to air tonight has been rescheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m....as long as there isn't a game seven. If everything goes according to plan, the third part of the "judges' home" round will air next Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.
Yes, that means no "Glee," and no "Raising Hope," either. Those two shows, along with Fox's freshman hit "New Girl," have been put on hold until November to make room for both baseball and extended editions of "X Factor" on Fox's programming schedule.
According to Entertainment Weekly, producers have said that they're so pleased with the footage they taped at the judges' various locations, they've extended those episodes to two hours.
So, we ask you: Is baseball getting in the way of your TV viewing life?
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