NBC Sets Return Date for America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent Season 8 judgesIt’s almost time for magic — and juggling, and hordes of dancing children, and crazy bird tricks — to return to your TV set. NBC has scheduled America’s Got Talent‘s Season 8 return with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, June 4 (9/8c).

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The show’s regular, one-hour Wednesday installments begin July 10 (8/7c), and live episodes will get underway on July 23 and 24.

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Season 8 marks the show’s first attempt at a four-person judges’ panel, with Mel B and Heidi Klum joining Howard Stern and Howie Mandel behind the table (and replacing the exiting Sharon Osbourne).

Excited about AGT‘s return? Curious about its new panelists? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    I’m taking a pass. That pack of judges is a complete turn off for me. Enjoy!! those who are going to be checking it out :-)

  2. joe says:

    I love Heidi but what talent does she have? Looking pretty?

  3. OMED-Josh says:

    How does a four-judge panel work?

  4. Alienate says:

    This show loves DOGS! And it looks like they put some on the panel this year. :)

  5. John says:

    Having watched X Factor Australia, I can tell you that Mel B tops even Simon levels of honesty. She’s a fantastic judge, and has a very dry, funny sense of humor.

    I hhope she’s well received in the States.

  6. JASon says:

    WHat an idiot Sharon Osbourne is! The woman has no talent and is the most annoying judge ever yet she quits a 7 figure job? Looks like Ozzy’s going to have to tour into his seventies now! Poor guy!!!

  7. robinepowell says:

    Mel B. yes, Heidi Kum, no. A Spice Girl, who sang and does some acting, would be able to judge talent (music at least). Hedi Klum is a model and hosts a modeling/fahsion show. What does she know about talent outside of those two things?

    Besides, with four judges, how will the majority vote work exactly? It used to be two against one, doesn’t work that way now.

  8. Vetle says:

    Mel B is a brilliant judge. I don’t like America’s Got Talent, but I might be watching this year.

  9. pat allgary says:

    personally i liked sharon and wish she was coming back. if u ever replace nick cannon, i’ll definetly quit watching the show, but am excited it is coming back on. sharon please please come back.

  10. Linda says:

    I miss Sharon as well. Also I agree that Heidi may be pretty for guys to look at but has no place being a judge of talent. Went to the auditions last year when Sharon was there and then this year with these judges and it is not as fun. Also four is too many and three have to approve to move on. Seemed a whole lot more less talented people were moved onto Las Vegas compared to last year. The talent is just not the same. So I say No to four judges and No to Heidi. Mel B does know talent because she has talent so Yes to her.

  11. Julie LeHew says:

    I like the show, but it was strange that last season dogs won for Americas got talent and also for the British show. I dont know was kind of disappointed with the decision for the dogs to win. But, will probably give it another try. Not to sure about the two new judges, anyone know why Sharon didnt come back?