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NBC Confirms Talent on ‘America’s Got Talent’ for Next Season

Reality/Competition Renewed for Season 12

The kinder and gentler version of Simon Cowell will return as one of the four judges on “America’s Got Talent” on NBC next summer, as will Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Host Nick Cannon is also confirmed to return.

“With the addition of Simon, the chemistry between our judges has grown even stronger and it’s easy to see how much enthusiasm they bring to the show night after night,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Nick adds a boundless energy as host that ties everything together. We’re thrilled to have such a strong team returning for season 12.”

Summer to-date, “America’s Got Talent” is topping the broadcast networks with 13.6 million viewers and a 3.0 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 on Tuesday.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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