Fox's The X Factor Trailer! Get your first glimpse at the new show from American Idol's Simon Cowell. Brian B. — July 13, 2011 in TV News Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Comment Fox has unveiled a sneak preview of their new reality talent series, The X Factor, created by former American Idol judge, Simon Cowell. The first episode of the new show will air this Fall on Fox. Take a look! Brian B.