"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" KICKS OFF LAS VEGAS WEEK ON MONDAY, JUNE 25TH
Live Shows To Premiere From The New York Tri-State Area On July 2nd
NEW YORK, NY - May 29, 2012 - NBC's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent" will kick off its highly-anticipated Las Vegas audition shows on Monday, June 25th at 9 p.m. ET and includes a third night of Vegas performances for the first time in the show's history. The Las Vegas portion of the competition continues on Tuesday, June 26th at 9 p.m. and culminates in a two-hour episode on Wednesday, June 27th.
With the Top 48 determined after the Vegas audition shows, season seven live shows premiere from the New York Tri-State area on Monday, July 2nd at 9 p.m. ET with a two-hour episode. The one hour results show will air the next night beginning at 9 p.m. The following week, the show will move to its new nights, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, featuring a two-hour performance night on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Wednesday's results show at 9 p.m. ET.
"America's Got Talent" began its nationwide search for this season's contestants with auditions in New York, St. Louis, Tampa, Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco. Outspoken, unedited radio personality, television host and author Howard Stern, TV host and producer Howie Mandel and daytime TV host, reality producer and music manager Sharon Osbourne serve as judges. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon hosts. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts -- and the $1 million prize.
"America's Got Talent" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol"), Jason Raff, Ken Warwick ("American Idol") and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.
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NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes critically acclaimed comedy Emmy winners "The Office" and "30 Rock," starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. Veteran, award-winning dramas on NBC include "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chuck." Unscripted series for NBC include the new vocal competition hit "The Voice" as well as the popular "The Biggest Loser," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "America's Got Talent." NBC's late-night story is highlighted by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives" consistently finishes among daytime's top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. On Saturday mornings, the network broadcasts Qubo on NBC, a three-hour block that features fun, entertaining, and educational programming for kids, including the award-winning, 3-D animated series Veggie Tales.
About FremantleMedia North America:
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "What Chilli Wants" (VH1), "Hole In The Wall" (Cartoon Network), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syn), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), and "The X Factor" (Fox).
Syco, with offices in London and Los Angeles, is a global music, television and film production joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Syco Television owns and produces the BAFTA Award-winning "The X Factor," which has topped the charts around the world. Syco Television is also the owner of the "Got Talent" television format. Versions of both "The X Factor" and "Got Talent" are co-produced by Syco, and are shown in more than 70 countries and have won multiple awards including national television awards and BAFTAs.
Syco is also the record label home for such diverse international recording stars as Leona Lewis and Il Divo. Cowell has worked with artists selling more than 200 million albums and delivering more than 180 #1 records. Britain's Got Talent in 2009 launched the global singing career of Susan Boyle. Her debut Syco album sold over 8 million units in six weeks, making it the world's biggest-selling album of 2009 and the fastest-selling album in history, selling a total of 20 million records to date.