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Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are sitting at a table judging people.
Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it?
No, American Idol isn't getting a spinoff; Simon and Paula are reuniting for his new reality singing competition for Fox, The X Factor.
"I'm looking forward to sitting next to my partner in crime," Paula says. "He's a handful, but so am I."
The network released an eight-minute promo on Sunday which gives viewers a taste of what they expect from the show, including the same ole Simon, who at one point tells his own staff, "I am hating this" after witnessing one-too-many trainwreck auditions.
Check out the video and see what you think...
The preview introduces us to two standout competitors—Rachel, a 13-year-old who has dreams of having her own bathroom—and Stacy, 42, a single mother who endured spousal abuse. We dare you to watch their auditions and not get chills.
Viewers also get their first look at Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid in judging action and L.A. looks to be as tough as Simon, saying after one particularly bad audition, "That was offensive. Get him out of the building." Yikes!
Watch the promo above and then tell us if you'll be checking out The X Factor when it premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 21 on Fox.