NBC announces a winter edition of "America's Got Talent"!

I don't know if this will make you as happy as it made me.

For years I've enjoyed the onset of summer because it meant AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, one of the most enjoyable and fun shows on TV all year long. Ratings are huge, averaging over 12 million viewers a week, and I wondered why they don't run the show all year or at least do a second series later in the year.

I guess NBC heard me.   

NBC has ordered its first winter edition of summer reality franchise “America’s Got Talent,” with Simon Cowell presiding over the judges panel.

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” will feature contenders from past seasons of “America’s Got Talent” and from the show’s global offshoots airing in 184 countries.

“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.”

The 13th edition of the summer “America’s Got Talent” starts May 29. 

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