America’s Got Talent judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara will all be back for season 16 of the hit NBC talent competition series, the network confirmed Tuesday. Terry Crews also will return as host.
Kelly Clarkson‘s days as Simon Cowell’s America’s Got Talent seat filler are over. NBC announced Monday that Saturday Night Live vet Kenan Thompson will step in for the injured Cowell in this week’s live episodes (airing Tuesday and Wednesday). Thompson succeeds Clarkson, who occupied Cowell’s seat last week.
With Simon Cowell on medical leave, America’s Got Talent is injecting some temporary new blood into its judging panel. Cowell’s former American Idol discovery, Kelly Clarkson, is set to fill his seat alongside fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara during this week’s inaugural live shows.
Cowell’s injury from an electric bicycle accident will force him to miss the beginning of this season’s live shows on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The live shows will begin Tuesday and Wednesday without him, the network said. The entertainment mogul was “doing fine” and remained under observation after the operation at an unidentified hospital, the spokesperson said.
A few weeks after an internal NBC investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of America’s Got Talent regarding Gabrielle Union‘s allegations of racism, the former judge reportedly is suing the show’s network, production companies and Simon Cowell.
NBC and the show’s producers say an outside review found Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism were unfounded and had “no bearing” on the show’s decision to drop her as a judge,
Sofia Vergara has signed on as a judge for the upcoming 15th season of America’s Got Talent at NBC. In addition, Heidi Klum is returning to the show for the first time since 2018.
Gabrielle Union fallout around the America’s Got Talent creator is only the starting point for the outside investigator examining the “boys’ club” work environment: “It’s not a shortlist of people.”
Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from America’s Got Talent after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive, meeting,” Union said Wednesday on Twitter.
As entertainment and media figures continue to react to the ouster of America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union, former cast member Sharon Osbourne weighed in on Tuesday with her own experience on the show. She called AGT a “boys’ club,” and said the men of the series enjoyed privileges she did not not.
Stumbling from bad to worse, NBC now have a potential labor landmine under their feet with Gabrielle Union’s forced march exit from America’s Got Talent.
According to reports, Union and Julianne Hough have been dropped as America’s Got Talent judges after a single season. “Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone … you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever,” the actress tweeted Wednesday night. She didn’t directly address her status with NBC’s talent show.
Through 11 weeks of summer broadcast network programming, NBC’s America’s Got Talent still remains the top series — even as it and virtually all other shows continue to show double-digit viewing declines. Talent is now averaging 9.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s live program-plus-same day metric, down 16% from a year ago.
Simon Cowell has renewed his multi-year deal with NBC to remain a judge and and executive producer on America’s Got Talent. Cowell joined the show as a judge in 2016. He is also set to serve as executive producer and judge on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which will premiere this winter and air on Mondays between seasons of The Voice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick’s career is getting back on track after a review of sexual assault allegations made by a former girlfriend. NBC said that Hardwick will serve as a guest host next Tuesday on “America’s Got Talent” and will return as host for season three of “The Wall” game show. Production on […]
The family of a woman who died three months after being injured in a fall from her wheelchair outside a venue where America’s Got Talent was being taped is suing the show and NBCUniversal for wrongful death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent.” NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner and creator of “America’s Next Top Model” will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Banks will be taking over hosting duties from […]
NBC announced today that Simon Cowell, one of the show’s producers and creators of the format, will start next season. The show has remained one of summer’s most popular programs even as ratings for other reality shows have faded.
NEW YORK (AP) — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012. That’s what you’d expect Howard to say. But quickly he adds that with “AGT” launching what everyone but Stern would […]
Nearly all of this summer’s top rated shows are reality programs that have been on-air for at least nine seasons, or programs that have been revived from the dead. NBC’s America’s Got Talent is the season’s No. 1 show, followed by Fox’s 24: Live Another Day.
Under the Dome enjoyed a nice run as the No. 1 show on broadcast last summer. But it appears that run is over. This year, America’s Got Talent is back on top, where it was for years before Dome debuted. The long-running NBC reality show has been nothing short of dominant this summer, even when it’s airing repeats.
NBC will bring out the next season of American Ninja Warrior on Monday, May 26, 8-10 p.m., and America’s Got Talent the next night, Tuesday, May 27, 8-10 p.m. Talent is returning with its judging/host cast intact.
LONDON (AP) – Sharon Osbourne says she had a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Osbourne told Hello! magazine that “I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me.” The 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge, who had colon […]