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    'America's Got Talent' Premieres June 21 On NBC

    NBC has announced that their new summer reality show, 'America's Got Talent' will have a 2-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 21. Here is the show info from the official site.

    Simon Cowell & FremantleMedia, the producers from AMERICAN IDOL, team up with NBC in the search for the hottest variety and novelty acts from across the country! From ventriloquists to contortionists, acrobats to animal acts, magicians to mimes, Americans will prove (or not) just how talented they really are. Viewers will decide the ultimate winner, who will receive a million dollar grand prize!

    In a format reminiscent of classic game show competitions, those waiting to audition will wait in the studio audience ready to go. If their name is called, they will perform in front of three judges who at any time can hit an X button. Once three Xs appear on stage behind the performer, they must stop. Judges will then determine if the act moves forward or is eliminated.

    The final vote will be made by America and announced during an exciting live finale!
    I don't understand this show already. What qualifies as a talent? Is being a stripper a talent? If the contestants can have any talent, will they be separated into different categories based on their talent, or will we have to judge singers against models? This will come down to personality, since it will be difficult to judge different talents against each other. We'll see how the show is executed. This one sounds like a flop.

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    TheFutonCritic.com is reporting that NBC has announced that Regis Philbin will be hosting 'America's Got Talent'. Here is the article below.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    EMMY-WINNING TELEVISION LEGEND REGIS PHILBIN NAMED AS HOST OF NBC'S NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' FROM SIMON COWELL AND FREMANTLEMEDIA
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    EMMY-WINNING TELEVISION LEGEND REGIS PHILBIN NAMED AS HOST OF NBC'S NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' FROM SIMON COWELL AND FREMANTLEMEDIA

    EMMY-WINNING TELEVISION LEGEND REGIS PHILBIN NAMED AS HOST OF NBC'S NEW TALENT COMPETITION SERIES 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' FROM SIMON COWELL AND FREMANTLEMEDIA

    Freewheeling Series to Premiere with Two-hour Episode on Wednesday, June 21

    BURBANK May 10, 2006 Emmy Award-winning television legend Regis Philbin ("Live with Regis & Kelly," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire") has been chosen as host of NBC's "America's Got Talent," the new talent competition series from Simon Cowell ("American Idol") and FremantleMedia ("American Idol") that will premiere with a special two-hour broadcast on Wednesday, June 21 (8-10 p.m. ET).

    The regular telecast time of "America's Got Talent" will be Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET; (30-minute results shows will air on Thursdays beginning July 13, 8:30-9 p.m. ET).

    "Regis is one of America's most recognizable and beloved TV personalities. I couldn't be more pleased to have him as the host of 'America's Got Talent' working alongside Simon Cowell and the excellent team of producers," said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

    "For years I've thought about hosting a variety show on television but I could never put it together in my mind," said Philbin. "Finally, here it is and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

    "I am delighted that Regis has agreed to host 'America's Got Talent,'" said Cowell. "Regis is just the best, and I am really looking forward to working with him."

    "Not only will Regis bring a wealth of experience and credibility to the show, but he will be the perfect mentor for all the fresh untried talent we hope to find," added executive producer Ken Warwick.

    Cowell and FremantleMedia will bring the hottest performers from across the country to TV audiences in this new series that allows viewers to determine who will walk away with a $1 million cash prize. The series features a colorful array of hopeful future stars. Singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages will have a chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of judges who will determine which acts advance to the final rounds. (The judges will be announced at a later date.)

    Philbin's vast and varied career in television virtually matches the medium's history. After a career in local news, he first gained national attention as sidekick to host Joey Bishop's late-night "The Joey Bishop Show" before moving on to become a popular fixture in Los Angeles with his own morning talk show, "AM Los Angeles." Philbin eventually moved the show to New York and also became executive producer where it became a national daily syndicated hit as "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee" and currently as "Live with Regis & Kelly" with host Kelly Ripa.

    In 1999, Philbin hosted the hottest show on television with "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," an hour-long primetime game show that was telecast several times a week.

    Along the way, Philbin endeared himself to American audiences by hosting many specials and holiday events, including "New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005," "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" and "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," among others. He also is a regular fixture as a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," among many other talk shows.

    Philbin has guest-starred in such series as "Becker," "Mad About You," "Hope & Faith," "Less Than Perfect," "Spin City," "Caroline in the City" and "Seinfeld." Among his film credits, Philbin will voice one of the characters in the upcoming "Shrek the Third" animated feature due in 2007.

    Philbin won an Emmy each as host of "Live with Regis" and for "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire."

    "America's Got Talent" is produced by Cowell's SYCO TV production company and FremantleMedia. Cowell, Warwick and Cecile Frot-Coutaz ("American Idol") are the executive producers. Jason Raff ("Three Wishes") is the co-executive producer.

    FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is on the leading edge of global broadcast production, developing some of television's most innovative and watched new programming. Based in Santa Monica and with offices in New York, FMNA is known for producing such genre-bending shows as the musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (Fox). In 2005, FremantleMedia programs garnered 16 Emmy nominations, including six for "American Idol." Other credits include "The Price Is Right" (CBS), the longest-running game show in television history, the daily syndicated game show "Family Feud," the comedy game show "Distraction" (Comedy Central) and the hit lifestyle show "How Clean Is Your House?" (Lifetime). FMNA is currently producing "American Inventor" for ABC and "Game Show Marathon" for CBS and "Got Talent" for NBC.

    FMNA is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of program brands in the world, with production operations in more than 25 countries. FremantleMedia is the production arm of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company. With interests in 34 television channels and 30 radio stations in 11 countries, RTL Group is a division of leading integrated media and entertainment company Bertelsmann AG. For further information, visit http://www.fremantlemedia.com
    This show is just sounding worse and worse. Regis Philbin? This show is going to be a winner.

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    It gets even better, look at the JUDGES...
    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060518nbc02

    David Hasselhoff????
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    *snort* I thought we'd traded David Hasselhoff to Germany for a few bratwurst. This show is either going to be so cheesy it is a hoot or it's going to be painful to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suncat7 View Post
    It gets even better, look at the JUDGES...
    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060518nbc02

    David Hasselhoff????
    your right guess brandy needs to boost her career somehow

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    Good Lord, these are the people who are supposed to judge talent?

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    I'm getting a Gong Show kind of feel about this, which could be a good thing.
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    I'm sick of all these Simon Scowell reality shows with "America" front and center in the title. Enough already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner View Post
    *snort* I thought we'd traded David Hasselhoff to Germany for a few bratwurst. This show is either going to be so cheesy it is a hoot or it's going to be painful to watch.
    The Gong Show?

    Good lord. They're bringing back The Gong Show, but it sounds like a serious version!

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    They lost me at Regis...
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