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Known to many as the “mean judge” on American Idol and The X-Factor, both of which aired on FOX, Simon Cowell is returning to American TV next summer as a judge on NBC’s season 11 of America’s Got Talent. Cowell created the “Got Talent” format and has been executive producer of the U.S. version……It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with ABC’s holiday decorating competition series The Great Christmas Light Fight, premiering Monday, December 7, at 8:00 pm (ET). The third season will feature new celebrity judges: Carter Oosterhouse of HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms and Taniya Nayak of Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible. The Great Christmas Light Fight features families and neighborhoods from across America decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas with a total of $300,000 in prizes……TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special is set to air Monday, December 7, at 8:00 pm (ET) on FOX. The special will profile Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Donald Duck, SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and many more……Nikki M. James has joined the cast of BrainDead, a new comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics, to be broadcast in summer 2016 on CBS. The series comes from Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife. James will play Rochelle, a medical resident whose father died as the result of a mysterious infection.