britneyspearsxfactor230pic.jpgIt's almost certain that Britney Spears won't be returning for another season of X Factor, at least according to various reports.

A source tells The Hollywood Reporter: "The writing's on the wall."

Months ago, reports began circulating that the head honchos of the hit Fox show weren't happy with Britney's performance as a judge and didn't find her worth the $15 million for one year.

Fox has not commented on whether Brit will be back next season, however Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly did say the following:

    "I think Britney did a really good job. Maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came, so for those expecting that, it didn’t happen. … She’s just an interesting figure who’s lived a unique life, and I thought she brought some of that.”

L.A. Reid will not be returning. No word on whether Demi Lovato will be back. As for Simon Cowell, he's been relaxing in St. Barth on a yacht with ex fiancee Mezghan Hussainy.