Lynette Rice
July 11, 2012 AT 05:55 PM EDT

Fox wants you to think that Britney Spears is not America’s sweetheart anymore.

In this sneak peek of her work as a judge on The X Factor, Fox shows (or at least tries to show) that Spears can be as brutal as Simon Cowell.

So do you think she’ll actually bring it this fall?

For more:

‘The X Factor’ host update: Stacy Kiebler, Mario Lopez, Khloe Kardashian?

Britney Spears: 8 blunt reactions to ‘X Factor’ contestants — EXCLUSIVE

‘X Factor’ behind-the-scenes footage: Britney talks judging

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