After seeing the success of a winter edition of Celebrity Big Brother USA on CBS, NBC is hoping America’s Got Talent will have the same success.
The network has ordered the first ever winter edition of the talent competition titled ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ to premiere in 2019. The show will feature contenders from the past AGT seasons as well as the best from the ‘Got Talent’ franchises around the world.
“ ‘America’s Got Talent’ dominates the summer by bringing together The World’s Best ‘Got Talent’ acts for all ages with unique talents to the forefront,” said Paul Telegdy, president of NBC’s alternative and reality group through a press release. “Bringing the best ‘Got Talent’ competitors together for this winter edition will have these favorites elevating their acts to awe and inspire audiences like never before.”
Simon Cowell will serve as a judge and executive producer but there is no word on who else will be joining him at the judge’s desk.
“I have always wanted to have a competition show for the very best of the best ‘Got Talent’ acts from around the world,” Cowell said. “The variety and the talents of the acts who enter ‘Got Talent’ globally are incredible and unbelievable. Since ‘America’s Got Talent’ was where it all started, I’m absolutely delighted to be launching this on NBC.”
America’s Got Talent Season 13 returns on May 29 on NBC. AGT airs on Tru TV in the U.K.