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NBC picks up sixth season of 'America's Got Talent'

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NBC announced today that it has picked up a sixth season of  America’s Got Talent. Celebrity judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel will return to the series, along with host Nick Cannon next summer.

AGT continues to be a ratings sensation and has hit it out of the ballpark creatively this season,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming and Production, NBC and Universal Media Studios, in a statement. “We have a dream team of celebrity judges — Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan — and coupled with our versatile host Nick Cannon, we’re looking forward to an even bigger summer next year.”

This is the fifth consecutive year that Talent has ranked as the No. 1 summer series in total viewers. Season-to-date, the show has averaged 11.8 million viewers on Tuesdays and 11.8 million viewers on Wednesdays.

The two-night fifth season finale will air Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15. The show is from FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television.