America's Got Talent is a televised American talent show competition, and is part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. The program is produced by Fremantle USA and Syco Entertainment, distributed by the former, and broadcast on the NBC television network, premiering on June 21, 2006, after plans for a British edition in 2005 were suspended following a dispute within the British broadcaster ITV; production would later resume in 2007, following the success of the first season. Each season is mainly run during the network's summer schedule, and has featured various hosts over the course of the program's history; the current host is Terry Crews. The program attracts a variety of participants, from across the United States and abroad, to take part and who possess some form of talents, with acts ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, magic, stunts, variety, and other genres.
|Reality, Talent contest
|Brian Friedman, Brian Burke
|Regis Philbin, Jerry Springer, Nick Cannon, Tyra Banks, Terry Crews
|Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Sofía Vergara
|Country of origin
|No. of seasons
|No. of episodes
|Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Rob Wade, Trish Kinane, Richard Wallace
|Fremantle USA, Syco Entertainment
|NTSC (480i) (2006–08), HDTV 1080i (2009–)
|America's Got Talent: The Champions
The longest tenured host was Nick Cannon, who served as host for eight seasons from 2009 to 2016. The Olate Dogs were the winners of the seventh season of the show. In January of 2019, a spin-off series called America's Got Talent: The Champions premiered on NBC with Terry Crews hosting.
America's Got Talent Category.. Got Talent - Got Talent is a British talent show TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCOtv company. It has spawned spin-offs in over 69 countries, in what is now referred to as the 'Got Talent' format, similar to that described by Fremantle of the Idol and The X Factor formats.. The X Factor - The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by British producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol, and has been adapted in various countries.. Talent shows.. Competitions.. American television series based on British television series.