NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the most watched summer broadcast series for a decade running, has been picked up for an eleventh season to air next summer. In lieu of an official renewal announcement, NBC today set audition dates for Season 11, which will visit 12 cities around the country from November 2015-February 2016 in search of undiscovered entertainers of all ages.
No official word yet whether Nick Cannon will return as host and Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum as judges. Howard Stern announced earlier this summer that he would be leaving after a four-year stint behind the judging table. Production of AGT had been moved to New York for Stern. There had been talk of bringing it back to Los Angeles if he is no longer on the show.
AGT, now in its 10th season, is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers. The series is currently in the semi-finals stage, gearing towards the September 16 season finale.
“Following the landmark 10th anniversary season, we’re looking forward to discovering the next decade of exceptionally talented acts, beginning with season 11 auditions this fall,” Donnelly said.
America’s Got Talent joins NBC’s other popular summer reality series, American Ninja Warrior, which also has been renewed for next year.