The season 12 premiere of America’s Got Talent airs tonight and we’ve got all the details on the time, channel, the judges, when the live shows begin and more info below.
PREMIERE DATE: May 30, 2017 and Live Shows begin Tuesday, August 15, 2017
PREMIERE TIME: 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT
REGULAR TIME SLOTS: Tuesdays at 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, with Live Results starting Wednesdays on August 16, 2017 from 8 – 9 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
LIVE STREAM: Click here to check out how to watch the show online via live stream.
HOST: Tyra Banks
JUDGES: Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B
PRIZE: $1 million
Official hashtag: #AGT
SHOW LOCATION: Live shows continue to take place in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
GUEST JUDGES: Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled, Laverne Cox and Seal.
OFFICIAL SERIES SYNOPSIS: On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 12th season of America’s Got Talent is back … With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize. Last summer, “America’s Got Talent” remained the #1 summer show and had the highest-rated season in five years, with a season average of 13.5 million viewers and more than 1 billion video views across its far-reaching social media handles. The exciting finale came down to teen singing sensation Grace VanderWaal and spell-binding illusionist duo The Clairvoyants. The charming VanderWaal triumphed and won America’s hearts. VanderWaal went on to release her first EP, titled “Perfectly Imperfect,” which became the highest-selling EP of 2016, demonstrating the power of “AGT” to create an instant star. Also, her “Got Talent” audition video was one of the top trending videos of the year and currently has over 135 million views.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Dunkin Donuts has taken on sponsorship of the show for the third year in a row. Preliminary open call auditions took place in Chicago, Austin, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, San Diego, Charleston, Memphis, and Los Angeles for this season, while the judges’ auditions were at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
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