NBC won last night paced by summer staple America’s Got Talent (2.8/8 in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers), which was the top program of the night by a wide margin. In fact, this was the best non-sports 18-49 delivery for an English-language broadcaster in more than a month, since The Voice finale on June 18.
After a great start last week, the CW‘s revival of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.9/3, 2.4 million) dropped 18% to still respectable numbers. Whose Line dwarfed its companion, Perfect Score (0.3/1, 950,000), down 25% (.1) from its premiere last Tuesday. Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (1.4/4) was down a tenth from the last original two weeks ago. ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss (1.1/4) was flat with last week, while the latest Royal baby special logged a 0.9/3 at 10 PM.
Judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Melanie Brown and Howie Mandel will bring Season 8 of America’s Got Talent to an end on September 18, NBC announced today. The Nick Cannon-hosted competition series will wrap … Read More »
FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment are hitting a milestone with the latest local adaptation of their Got Talent format. In what the companies claim is a record for a talent show, the franchise will … Read More »
Diane Haithman is a Deadline contributor.
When America’s Got Talent returns on June 4, we know there will four judges instead of the former three. Replacing Sharon Osbourne alongside Howard Stern and Howie Mandel are Heidi Klum and Mel B. But at today’s NBC Press Day, co-host Mandel revealed another wrinkle: It will now take three votes, not two, for a contestant to go through. “Two people like it and two people hate it, that’s a no,” Mandel said. “Two yeses go home”. And will it be tougher to get those three votes now that Heidi and Mel have replaced Osbourne? Klum is, after all, noted for her hard-edged phrase: “You are out!” on Project Runway. And Mel B.’s name has popped up in the press more than once for being booed by audiences during the live competition rounds. Read More »
NBC has firmed up its summer schedule, setting premiere dates and slots for four more series, unscripted Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls and American Ninja Warrior and scripted Camp and Save Me.
As previously announced, America’s Got Talent returns for an eighth season on Tuesday, June 4. The veteran variety series will add Wednesday 9-10 PM editions on July 10 when it will be followed by the premiere of Camp, a new summer lower-budget dramedy set at a summer camp, shot in Australia and featuring all-Australian cast. Airing in the Wednesday 10 PM slot, it stars Rachel Griffiths and hails from creators Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff, Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun. Read More »
With new judges Heidi Klum and former Spice Girl Mel B joining Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, America’s Got Talent will return for its eighth season June 4, NBC said today. Live episodes will start July … Read More »
UPDATE MONDAY 6:30 AM: NBC has officially announced Heidi Klum as a new judge on America‘s Got Talent, marking – marking the first time that the summer series reality has added a fourth judge. “As we look to develop an act that will get the world’s attention, we and the contestants will benefit from Heidi’s international sensibility and understanding of what works in today’s global entertainment industry,” NBC’s head of alternative Paul Telegdy said.
PREVIOUS SUNDAY 1 PM: NBC is expanding the judging panel of America’s Got Talent to four judges with the addition of Project Runway host Heidi Klum for the upcoming eighth season. NBC is expected to make an official announcement soon. Klum joins returning judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern and new judge Melanie Brown aka Mel B. For its first seven seasons, AGT had a three-person judging panel, most recently with Stern, Mandel and Sharon Osbourne last season. Read More »
Looks like America’s Got Talent is sticking with the Brit – or at least one Brit. NBC has confirmed that Spice Girl Mel B will be replacing departing judge Sharon Osbourne on the series this season. … Read More »
Howie Mandel will re-join Howard Stern at the judging panel for the upcoming season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The network has confirmed that Mandel is set for his fourth stint as a judge on … Read More »
There has been a lot of chatter over the past couple of days that Rosie O’Donnell may replace Sharon Osbourne at the judging table of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. “I am very interested in doing America’s Got Talent … Read More »