America's Got Talent
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.
Where to Watch America's Got Talent
Every episode of America's Got Talent you can watch online for free. Heads up, there will probably be a few ads.
Season 12Hulu | NBC | Yahoo View
S12 E20Sep 7, 2017
Semi-Finals Results 1 Sep 7, 2017 Only 5 of the previous night's performers will move on to the Finals. Also featuring a surprise guest performance.
S12 E21Sep 13, 2017
Semi-Finals 2 Sep 13, 2017 The contestants push themselves harder than ever before to advance to the finals.
S12 E22Sep 14, 2017
Semi-Finals Results 2 Sep 14, 2017 Only 5 of the previous night's performers will move on to the Finals. Tonight, viewers will have one last chance to send their favorite performer to the next round. Also featuring a surprise guest performance by dance troupe Diavolo.
S12 E23Sep 20, 2017
The Live Performance Finals Sep 20, 2017 The top 10 acts compete one last time, live at The Dolby Theatre, for the chance to win one million dollars and be named the most talented act in America.
Season 13Hulu | DirecTV Now | NBC | Yahoo View
S13 E01May 30, 2018
Auditions, Week 1 May 30, 2018 Variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition before judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel. Tyra Banks hosts.