Goodbye X-Factor, Hello House of Cards

Simon Cowell’s attempt to recreate the magic of American Idol has failed here in the states. Fox has announced that it won’t renew the X-Factor, his music competition show. Is this a sign of broader TV trends? Plus, Netflix’s House of Cards comes back for a second season of binge-watching this week. And a thirty-year-old news network is trying to appeal to a younger, hipper audience.