'America's Got Talent' Season 8 to Premiere June 4 on NBC

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March 19th, 2013


via press release:




Hour-long Wednesday-night Editions Begin on July 10 as New Judges Mel B and Heidi Klum Join Returning Judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel






UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 19, 2013 – NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” – America’s top-rated summer series – will return for its eighth season when it premieres on Tuesday, June 4 (9-11 p.m. ET) and will begin its regular hour-long Wednesday edition on July 10 (8-9 p.m. ET). This season will feature new judges Mel B and Heidi Klum who will join returning judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel -- marking the first time that the series has showcased four judges on the panel.


Live episodes will begin on Tuesday, July 23 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesday, July 24 (8-9 p.m. ET).


The 2012 edition of “America’s Got Talent” ranked as the #1 summer series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and total viewers, marking the seventh-straight year the show finished as the #1 summer series in total viewers. “Talent” ranked #1 among non-sports primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers for 12 of its last 14 weeks on the air last summer. The Monday edition of “Talent” averaged a 3.4 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall, the Tuesday telecast earned a 3.4/10 in 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers and the Wednesday edition delivered a 2.9/8 in 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.


“America's Got Talent," NBC's top-rated summer series from producers Simon Cowell's SYCO Television and FremantleMedia North America, returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show's new season. The live shows again will originate from the New York Tri-State area. This year, Klum joins the recently announced, high-octane entertainer and former Spice Girl Mel B as the newest judges who take their seats on the experienced and talented judge panel along with the outspoken, unedited radio personality, television host and author Stern and comedian, TV host and producer Mandel. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon returns as host.


With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts -- and the $1 million prize.


“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.




  • outlawz

    n.bored. c with its garbage realety shows

  • Samunto

    Didn’t AGT air Mondays & Tuesdays last season?

  • Joseph

    During the first half of June, “America’s Got Talent” may end up “all over the schedule” for a couple of weeks to accommodate the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.

  • BeeBee

    BORING. Without Sharon, it will be the worst crap on TV. Heidi Klum and a Spice Girl? Couldn’t they dig up ANY one better? Sorry to Howard and Howie because I love them, but I can’t watch after NBC let Sharon go.

  • Mark

    How the hell is that going to work? I’ve watched the last three seasons of this show, and there have always been three judges. If you would get two no’s, you’re out, if you would get two yes’s, you’re in. What’s going to happen now?! If it’s two yes’s or two no’s, it’s split! DOES NICK CANNON DECIDE WHO GOES ON THEN?! NBC messed this up big time.

  • Ultima

    During the first half of June, “America’s Got Talent” may end up “all over the schedule” for a couple of weeks to accommodate the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.


    First, the Stanley Cup Final isn’t until the second half of June because of the lockout. Second, Wednesday is presumably a game day to avoid the NBA Finals, which is why they delayed the premiere of the Wednesday edition of AGT until after the playoffs (and the Fourth of July).

    Furtheremore, finale of The Voice is 17/18 June. Presumably they had confidence that they could schedule it there without worry of being displaced by the SCF no matter its start date.

  • DW

    its more of a talent show than a reality show.

  • Keke

    This show hasn’t produced anyone relevant since Jackie Evancho in 2010.

  • Pavelsauce

    It’s fun to see all the horrible “acts” and freak shows in the beginning.

  • Marius

    The funny part? Jackie Evancho didn’t win the contest and made it further than any of the winners.

    As far as singers from The Voice, two of them have yet to make an album (to be fair, Cassadee Pope just won it, she’s excused) and the other dropped their contract.

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