The show will feature the best talent of the America’s Got Talent summer season back for a second showcase, supplemented by some of the most popular acts from the other global “Got Talent” franchises, spanning 184 countries.
NBC, Syco Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and executive producer Cowell are collaborating, according to the announcement by Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment.
“‘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. Last summer America’s Got Talent averaged a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 16.0 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” averages for original Tuesday telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research. That made it “Talent’s” most-watched season ever in its 12th year.
Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.