America’s Got Talent
The America’s Got Talent Season 8 auditions start in Los Angeles on November 14 and 15. The initial 12-city search will be the largest open casting call in the show’s history.
NBC and Simon Cowell still have not announced who will replace Sharon Osbourne on the judging panel. How about Paula Abdul?
Via Press Release:
America’s Got Talent had a 3.2 adult rating last night and 12 million viewers, up from last week.
The premiere of Hell’s Kitchen had a 2.4 rating and 5.3 million viewers.
Looks like AGT is on it’s way to be the #1 show of the summer again. NBC’s attempt to take control of Monday Reality TV may not have been a bad idea after all.
The rest of the numbers:
OMG I am so excited for America’s Got Talent! This is one of my favorite show in the summer and I believe it just got better with the addition of Howard Stern as judge.
The show premieres on May 14 and airs on Monday and Tuesday this season. Is NBC attempting to dominate those days now with reality TV competitions?
Watch the video here:
The Voice starts the live shows on Monday, April 2 and expands to Tuesdays for the live elimination from 9-10 pm ET. OMG This was a perfectly calculated move from NBC. Tuesday 9-10 is the sweet spot for The Voice!
NBC also announced the finale date for The Voice and the premiere date for America’s Got Talent.
Read the Press Release:
The NY Post reports that America’s Got Talent will have a fourth judge next season.
The show is moving to New York with the addition of Howard Stern as judge, and Simon Cowell thinks that adding a fourth judge — “a girl” — will make the show “younger” and “relevant”.
I’m all for this idea, but please don’t let it be Nicole Scherzinger (who may not be back on The X Factor). As soon as NBC finds a venue, I think I’ll try to watch the live shows every week if I can. I’m so excited.