NBC will air a “world” version of the Simon Cowell helmed America’s Got Talent franchise this winter.
Syco Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and executive producer Simon Cowell will be bringing back the most talented and memorable acts in series history to compete with one another when America’s Got Talent: The Champions arrives on the 2018-19 winter schedule.
The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.
No premiere date yet, but maybe the show will air in January and February before The Voice kicks off closer to March?
“America’s Got Talent dominates the summer by bringing together The World’s Best ‘Got Talent’ acts for all ages with unique talents to the forefront,” said Telegdy. “Bringing the best ‘Got Talent’ competitors together for this winter edition will have these favorites elevating their acts to awe and inspire audiences like never before.”
“I have always wanted to have a competition show for the very best of the best ‘Got Talent’ acts from around the world,” Cowell said. “The variety and the talents of the acts who enter ‘Got Talent’ globally are incredible and unbelievable. Since ‘America’s Got Talent’ was where it all started, I’m absolutely delighted to be launching this on NBC.”
“For more than a decade, the ‘Got Talent’ format has been the world’s foremost platform for discovering the most entertaining and innovative acts,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, FremantleMedia North America. “‘AGT: The Champions’ will be a true celebration of culture and diversity.”
The upcoming 13th season of the summertime edition of America’s Got Talent will launch Tuesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
America’s Got Talent: The Champions will bring together the most talented, memorable, wackiest and all-around favorites from past seasons of “AGT” for the ultimate display of talent. Additionally, some of the most popular acts from the other global “Got Talent” franchises, spanning 184 countries, will come to share their talents and compete against one other.
With the search open to acts of all ages, America’s Got Talent is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and $1 million.