Fox Extends Its Primetime Due to ‘X Factor’ Snafu

"The X Factor" will air a special one-hour episode from 9:30 to 10:30 to make up for this week's baseball rain-delay chaos

Fox's primetime will go into extra innings next Tuesday, after rain/”>rain delays during a baseball game played havoc with the network's schedule on Wednesday and caused mass confusion with the broadcast of "The X Factor."

While Fox initially decided to re-air this week's episode of "The X Factor" in full next week, it will now broadcast a special one-hour edition of the singing competition, featuring the conclusion of the "Judges' Homes" round at 9:30, and air its Tuesday comedies "Raising Hope," Ben and Kate" and "New Girl" in their regular timeslots from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

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The juggling of the schedule will push Fox's primetime to 10:30, past its usual bedtime of 10 p.m.

It also means that "The X Factor" also won't be directly competing with NBC's rival singing show "The Voice," as it would have under Fox's original rescheduling.

Wednesday's rain/”>rain delay of the National League Championship created chaos with Fox's schedule. After originally hearing that the delay was likely to continue past primetime, Fox began airing "The X Factor," but when the delay was canceled about an hour later, the network pulled back "The X Factor" feed to switch to the game. However, a delay in the switch caused "The Mindy Show" to briefly air for some viewers.

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Meanwhile, another glitch caused "The X Factor"'s east coast feed to air on the west coast, causing some viewers on the west coast to see "The X Factor" prior to its regular 8 p.m. airtime.