Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell Pictures: Fox Upfronts 2011 Photos, Pics

Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell Pictures: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell attend the 2011 Fox Upfronts at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 16, 2011 in New York City.

As part of its new season schedule announcement, Fox said it will introduce eight new series next year. Launching this fall is the highly anticipated singing competition series "The X Factor," which marks the return of Simon Cowell to Fox. Cowell, along with Antonio "L.A." Reid, Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul, will judge the U.S. version of the international television phenomenon that will award an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music to the next global superstar or breakout music group. Also coming to Fox is the epic family adventure series "Terra Nova," executive-produced by Steven Spielberg. The ambitious series follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race.

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