The Rio Games are over, but NBC isn’t done with Michael Phelps — or vice versa. The network said today that the most-medaled athlete in Olympics history will co-host tonight’s edition of America’s Got Talent. Based on his 23 first-place finishes, someone should give him access to the golden buzzer. And here’s hoping some less-than-stellar act prompts the Phelps Face.
Phelps, who won another five gold medals in Brazil this month and was the flag bearer for Team USA in the Opening Ceremony, will co-host the competition alongside veteran Nick Cannon. Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are the judges.
America’s Got Talent‘s Tuesday edition is this summer’s highest-rated series in total viewers and adults 18-49. According to Live+7 numbers from Nielsen, the show is averaging a 3.2 rating in the key demo and 14.1 million viewers. The series is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.