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America's Got Talent 

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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Howie Mandel ...  Himself - Judge / ... 249 episodes, 2010-2018
Nick Cannon ...  Himself - Host 231 episodes, 2009-2016
Sharon Osbourne ...  Herself - Judge 162 episodes, 2007-2012
Mel B ...  Herself - Judge / ... 143 episodes, 2011-2018
Heidi Klum ...  Herself - Judge / ... 143 episodes, 2011-2018
Piers Morgan ...  Himself - Judge / ... 133 episodes, 2006-2015
Howard Stern ...  Himself - Judge 117 episodes, 2012-2015
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

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USA

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English

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21 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Simon Cowell/Las Vegas Project See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The shape of the X each judge has to use has had four different designs. In seasons one and two, the X was digital and the person's name would be in blue if they buzzed an act. In season three, the X exactly matched the design "Britain's Got Talent" uses. For the beginning of the live shows for the seventh season, the X's edges were sharper. In the next season, the name of the judge would have a white background, instead of blue, the past four seasons, around their name. See more »

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Tyra Banks: [during a very dangerous act] Do not try this at home. Do not try this at work. Do not try this at school.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 June 2018 (2018) See more »

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America's got talent, but no taste if this drek is back
5 June 2007 | by crankyermaSee all my reviews

Are we finally about done with this reality show BS? I know they are incredibly cheap to produce and don't require much in talent salaries or any writer salaries to speak of, but at what cost? Have we really become what the movie "Idiocracy" predicts for American culture? This show is the absolute bottom of the barrel. It is television at its lowest point ever. Remember when NBC aired shows like "Hill Street Blues," "Cheers," "St. Elsewhere," "Night Court," "The Cosby Show," "Seinfeld," etc? Many of those shows would appear on the same night! What the Hell happened to network programming since then? We did.

Well, tastes change but the people who complain about TV content don't. It's hard to put a real drama or comedy that suits modern sensibilities on TV anymore. If you do something real, adult and intelligent it either turns off short attention-spanned teens or offends the Christian Right who literally comprise 99 percent of all complaints about content on network TV (true, look that up).

Cable, Tivo and the internet are making it increasingly less lucrative to advertise on TV. That means ad rates have gone down. That means TV shows have to be made for less money. And that means networks will put on the cheapest poop they can get away with and still sell soap in the mid-west. And of course, that means "America's Got Talent" season two.

So, if you're tired of this worthless "reality TV" crap and you want a truly funny sitcom or an intelligent, engrossing drama that addresses relevant issues of today, either get HBO or complain to the Parents Television Council and tell them to stop complaining every time something interesting happens on TV. Next, contact your local affiliates and ask them to pass on the word to the network that you're willing to sit through commercials if they'll just start paying actors and writers to make real TV again.

There, I'm done. Just thought it needed to be said.


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