Exclusive Interview: Howie Mandel on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Season 9

Howie Mandel is a judge on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Season 9 | ©2014 NBC/Justin Stephens

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, NBC’s summer variety show, is back for its ninth season, and comedian/actor/producer Howie Mandel is back as one of its judges, along with Mel B (aka Melanie Brown), Heidi Klum and Howard Stern. Mandel is present at a Q&A session that NBC holds for TALENT, which airs Tuesdays at 8 PM. Following the panel, Mandel comes to the edge of the stage to answer some follow-up questions. ASSIGNMENT X: Is the performer in you satisfied with your judging duties here, or does watching other people perform make you want to perform more, or …? HOWIE MANDEL: My […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC discusses the addition of Howard Stern to AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, Sharon Osbourne’s cryptic tweet and its ratings decline this season

Nick Cannon, Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Season 7 | ©2012 NBC/Mark Seliger

While AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has proven to be a perennial summer favorite on NBC in the summer, the ratings have not been as strong as they have been in summer’s past and at today’s NBCUniversal Summer 2012 Press Tour, this decline was discussed. “The show is still number one and likely to end the summer as the number one show this summer,” says Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment President of Alternative and Late Night Programming. “I think that we debate frequently the ratings of all our shows and as we discuss AGT this summer, we look at what we’ve asked of […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – Season 7 – “St. Louis Auditions”

Nick Cannon, Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Season 7 | ©2012 NBC/Mark Seliger

It’s no secret that Nick Cannon is part of the allure of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. Sometimes, he’s the best part of the show. When Cannon jumps on stage to rescue a failing or three-time buzzed act he immediately makes the act worth watching. Case in point, during the “St. Louis Auditions” when a voice-over wannabe didn’t cut it with the judges, Cannon appointed him his deputy narrator and let him take on some of his hosting tasks. Not one to be threatened, Cannon graciously allowed his protegé (Ron Porter, Jr.) to hone in on his territory. Now that’s class. Sadly, […]Read On »

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TV Recap: AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – Season 7 – “Tampa Auditions”

The Distinguished Men of Brass perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - Season 7 - "Tampa Auditions" | ©2012 NBC/Virginia Sherwood

Featuring: Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Nick Cannon Network: NBC, airs Monday and Tuesday nights Original Telecast: May 28, 2012 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT went to Tampa, Bay, Florida and found some good, some bad and some very, very bad acts as the series continues with its Season 7 audition rounds. Inspire the Fire was of the former — a singing and dancing group who re-interpreted the hit song “Lean on Me” with a hip-hop feel brought the audience to their feet. The judges – Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and the newly crowned king of all judges Howard Stern all […]Read On »

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TCA News: NBC not worried about Howard Stern as an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT judge

Howard Stern on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON | ©2011 NBC/Lloyd Bishop

With Howard Stern set to take over for Piers Morgan on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT this summer, NBC has been taken to task by the Parents Television Council (PTC) for this decision, worried that Stern will tarnish the show’s family-friendly image. However, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt at today’s NBC TCA press tour says he’s not worried by Stern and his previous Shock Jock antics at all and thinks he will make a great addition to the hit summer franchise. “I’m not worried a bit,” says Greenblatt. “Aside from his radio personality, he’s a very thoughtful and intelligent person. He’s a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT goes live

Piers Morgan hosts PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT | &Copy 2011 CNN

Now that PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT has premiered on CNN with its first week of big interview gets (Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Ricky Gervais), the nightly weekday series hosted by Piers Morgan, will now have a chance to settle into its format and find its ultimate direction and focus in the weeks (and months) to come. During CNN’s Television Critic sessions earlier this month, ASSIGNMENT X was able to get a few exclusive minutes with the charismatic British personality (right before the show debuted) to find out where he feels the news series will be heading and what he hopes to […]Read On »

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