America’s Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network, and part of the global British Got Talent franchise. It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers of all ages competing for the advertised top prize of one million dollars. The show debuted in June 2006 for the summer television season. From season three onwards, the prize includes the one million dollars, payable in a financial annuity over 40 years, and a show as the headliner on the Las Vegas Strip.
Among its significant features were that it gave an opportunity to talented amateurs or unknown performers, with the results decided by an audience vote. The format is a popular one and has often been reworked for television in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The current incarnation was created by Simon Cowell, and was originally due to be a 2005 British series called Paul O’Grady’s Got Talent but was postponed due to O’Grady’s acrimonious split with broadcaster ITV. As such, the American version became the first full series of the franchise. Despite Cowell’s involvement in the show’s production, his contract with Fox for his involvement with American Idol prevented him from being involved in the show as a judge. After leaving Idol Cowell began to produce and judge a version of The X Factor for Fox in 2011.
Seasons and episodes
- 1 - 4Auditions 4Jul. 05, 2006
- 13 - 1Auditions, Week 1May. 29, 2018
- 13 - 2Auditions, Week 2Jun. 05, 2018
- 13 - 3Auditions, Week 3Jun. 12, 2018
- 13 - 4Auditions, Week 4Jun. 19, 2018
- 13 - 5Auditions, Week 5Jun. 26, 2018
- 13 - 6Best of AuditionsJul. 11, 2018
- 13 - 7Auditions, Week 6Jul. 10, 2018
- 13 - 8Judge Cuts 1Jul. 17, 2018
- 13 - 9Judge Cuts 2Jul. 24, 2018
- 13 - 10Judge Cuts 3Jul. 31, 2018
- 13 - 11Judge Cuts 4Aug. 07, 2018
- 13 - 12Road to LivesAug. 09, 2018
- 13 - 13Live Quarter Finals 1Aug. 14, 2018
- 13 - 14Live Results 1Aug. 15, 2018
- 13 - 15Live Quarter Finals 2Aug. 21, 2018
- 13 - 16Live Results 2Aug. 22, 2018
- 13 - 17Live Quarter Finals 3Aug. 28, 2018
- 13 - 18Live Results 3Aug. 29, 2018