Wednesday, June 21, 2006

AMERICA′S GOT TALENT With Regis Philbin Premieres Tonight On NBC

Two-Hour Premiere Of New Talent Competition Series From Simon Cowell; Regis Philbin Hosts

Regis Philbin ("Live with Regis and Kelly") hosts the two-hour premiere of this new talent competition series which features a colorful array of hopeful future stars as they compete for a chance to win a one million dollar prize and become the most talented person in America.

Bringing the variety format back to the forefront of American culture, AMERICA′S GOT TALENT will showcase the hottest performers from across the country, all vying for a $1 million grand prize, with the winner being chosen by the television viewing audience.

Singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages will have a chance to strut and perform in front of a celebrity panel of judges including David Hasselhoff ("Baywatch"), Grammy award-winning singer and actress Brandy ("Moesha") and UK television/media personality Piers Morgan, who will determine which contestants advance to the semi-final rounds.

During the first four episodes, Hasselhoff, Brandy and Morgan will view auditions, and determine which contestants advance to the semi-finals. Over the next four semi-final episodes, two performers from each of these episodes will move on to the finale: one chosen by the television viewing audience and one by the celebrity panel of judges. America will cast the deciding vote on America′s most talented performer.

AMERICA′S GOT TALENT premieres tonight (Wednesday, June 21) at 8:00 pm EST on NBC.