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‘America’s Got Talent’ Back on NBC June 1

Kenadi Dodds, Alan Silva, and Brandon Leake in the season 15 finale of NBC's 'America's Got Talent'
From left: Kenadi Dodds, Alan Silva, and Brandon Leake in the season 15 finale of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' (Image credit: Chris Haston/NBC)

Season 16 of America’s Got Talent starts on NBC June 1. Terry Crews returns as host and Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara are judges. Cowell created the show and is an executive producer too. 

NBC promises “some of the wildest acts ever to grace the AGT stage after an unprecedented number of submissions.” 

NBC shared other competition series start dates for late May and early June. Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior begins May 31. Hosts Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Zuri Hall all return. The action happens in Seattle and Los Angeles, and Las Vegas for the finals. 

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For the first time, the Ninja Warrior age limit is lowered to 15. The winner gets $1 million. 

Making It, from executive producers and hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, returns for season three June 3. The craft show has eight episodes.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.