via press release:
HOWIE MANDEL, MEL B AND HEIDI KLUM JOIN HOWARD STERN AS RETURNING JUDGES FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’
#1 Summer Series Readies for Triumphant Return to Radio City Music Hall for Live Telecasts
NEW YORK — Feb. 11, 2015 — Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges to NBC’s top-rated summer competition series “America’s Got Talent,” joining previously announced judge Howard Stern.
Nick Cannon will again assume hosting duties as “AGT” celebrates its 10th season. For the third year in a row, the live performance and results shows will originate from New York City’s iconic Radio City Music Hall.
The announcements were made by Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late-Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
“This opinionated and talented quartet of judges provides fearless and thoughtful analysis and an infectious energy that keeps the audience wondering what will happen next,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming. “We can’t wait for them to come back for another great season.”
“I’m delighted that Howard, Howie, Heidi and Mel B are back to celebrate a decade of talent on AGT,” said Trish Kinane, Executive Producer and President of Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. “They are dedicated to finding the best and most eccentric performers to put before viewers in a true celebration of the American Spirit.”
Klum and Mel B return to the judging panel for their third season, Mandel and Stern return for their sixth and fourth seasons, respectively, as judges.
Open call auditions for season 10 of “America’s Got Talent” will conclude at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 14-15. Please visit http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/ for more information.
Last summer, “America’s Got Talent” remained the #1 summer show in total viewers for the ninth consecutive year. For the first time in the show’s history, America chose a magician as their winner: Rhode Island native Mat Franco, who went on to headline the “America’s Got Talent Live” stage show in Las Vegas.
“Got Talent” is officially the most successful global TV format in history with 67 original versions across the world. The format airs in 193 territories globally. “America’s Got Talent” began on NBC in 2006, and has launched the careers of Terry Fator, Lindsay Sterling and Jackie Evancho, among others.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
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