America's Got Talent

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Tuesday 9:00 PM on NBC Premiered Jun 21, 2006 In Season

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Premiering in 2006, America's Got Talent (also known as AGT) is an American reality television series on NBC. The show was developed with the help of Simon Cowell but due to Idol and Fox obligations, he has never judged. The show is a talent competition has no restrictions to age or act with the main focus on whether or not it was entertaining, providing for sometimes untalented but hilarious acts getting through. It is broken down into three main rounds with cuts constantly happening. The acts first compete on stage in front of an audience and the 3(4) judges. Each judge has a loud 'X' buzzer they can press if they feel an act is not meeting expectations. If an act gets all the judges to buzz it is immediately over and they are out of the competition. These remain active through-out the show, but during later rounds frequently get used.

It starts off with auditions week held across the country where acts have roughly 90 seconds to impress the judges and an arena audience. Following each act the judges quickly vote and majority rules if they go to the next round or cut on the spot. Following auditions week the show and accepted acts move to Vegas where the acts perform again, only this time in front of only the judges and no audience. Following Vegas week the judges cut the competition aggressively to 48 acts to move onto the next, most important, round. The 48 acts chosen go onto the live quarter-finals in various cities to compete on live television for the audiences vote as the power now shifts away from the judges. There are 4 quarter finals with 12 acts performing each week (4 advance each), followed by two semi finals (4 advance each) followed by the final where the winner is declared. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000,000 and a chance for their own show in Vegas.

Recent seasons have implemented a YouTube week where the judges will select from online YouTube submissions and a few lucky acts will be chosen to perform live at the end of the quarter finals with a chance to move to the semi finals as extra wild card spots.

AGT is now on it's seventh season (2012) and had numerous casting changes.

Hosts in order of appearance:
Season 1 (2006) - Regis Philbin
Season 2-3 (2007-08) - Jerry Springer
Season 4-7 (2009-2012) Nick Cannon.

Judges in order of appearance:
Season 1 (2006) - Brandy Norwood, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan
Season 2-4 (2007-09) - Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan
Season 5-6 (2010-11) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan
Season 7 (2012) - Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern

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  • Ms. D

    1.0
    I am never watching the show again, when they can cut talent like Ryan Shaw it isn't worth watching anymore, and I've watched from the 1 st season! !!!!
  • WONDERFUL SAMANTHA JOHNSON!

    9.5
    You bashers are crazy. Judges are great, they mesh perfectly and are fun, something you idiots fail to recognize. Great talent. Samantha Johnson is one of the best singers ever to grace a television show! Great high and low register, great pitch. She will be a force in the record industry, wait and see!
  • So bad

    1.0
    Contestants have no talent, neither do the judges! Hate those judges. What a shallow show.
  • No Talent This Year!

    5.0
    Very much enjoyed previous years, BUT this year???? Please, where are the judges minds? And, the audience for that matter! Most of the acts (except for a few) I can barely watch. Sorry, but there has to be better talent out there than a guy with a straw up his nose and another shoving eggs in his mouth. Insulting to the acts with talent to place them in the same category together.moreless
  • Talent???"?????????

    5.5
    After watching tonight's episode I felt compelled to write in and seriously ask the makers of the show, along with the ,judges, if they really feel that jumping off high places, getting blown up in cars and smashing watermelons with your head can really be defined as talent? I give the contestants credit for the feats they performed, but I would call what they did bravery, thrill-seeking and a little bit crazy, but certainly not TALENT!!moreless
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      07/21/15
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    • Season 9
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      09/26/14
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    • Season 8
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      09/21/13
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      09/04/13
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    • Season 7
      Well, it's time to start talking about the new season of America's Got Talent! This will basically be just like last season's thr...
      09/24/12
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    fresh faced teens, musical prodigy, high stake situations, cultural phenomenon, competitive arts