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NBC announces return of 'America's Got Talent,' plus premieres of more summer game shows (oh boy?)

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NBC announced the return of America’s Got Talent and The Marriage Ref, which will make up the Peacock’s summer slate that begins in May. Talent bows on May 31, followed by the new alternative series It’s Worth What? and the second season debut of Ref on June 26.

The network will also continue with fresh episodes of The Voice through June as well as the new reality shows Still Standing (working title) and Love in the Wild. Premiere dates for both are still pending. Original episodes of Law & Order: Los Angeles will also air over the dog days, as will the broadcast network premiere of the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent starting May 30. Also look for the last season of Friday Night Lights on Fridays.

“We want to make it clear that NBC considers the summer as an important part of its overall season and will continue to offer a varied lineup of original programs,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, in a statement.  “Our viewers will have plenty of options with new series such as It’s Worth What? and Love in the Wild as well as continuing shows such as The Voice plus returning favorites like America’s Got Talent.  We even have scripted series such as Friday Night Lights, and episodes of two separate Law and Order franchises as we build momentum toward the fall season.”  

It’s Worth What? will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and is a game show that “taps into America’s love for cost and value, such as the hidden gems found in one’s attic.” Still Standing is a game show based on hit Israeli series of the same name, which offers contestants the chance to win by out-guessing 10 opponents in 10 fast-paced trivia battles.

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