Nick Cannon also will return as host for the top-rated summer competition series.
“Howie, Mel and Heidi have an undeniable chemistry together and bring unbridled energy to everything they do,” said Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late-Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.. “We are very excited to bring them back along with Nick Cannon as host, and with the addition of creator Simon Cowell as a judge, the panel just got a little more interesting. We can’t wait for the new season to begin.”
Klum and Mel B are returning as judges for their fourth season. Mandel returns for his seventh season. Cowell, exec producer and Got Talent creator, was tapped to replace Howard Stern who exited after four seasons.
This past season of America’s Got Talent averaged a 2.9 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.5 million viewers overall with its Tuesday edition, ranking it No. 1 among summer alternative series in total viewers for a 10th consecutive year.
America’s Got Talent is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.