NBC has announced a handful of renewals for three of its summer programs.
The network will give a tenth season to America’s Got Talent, a ninth season to Last Comic Standing, and a fourth season of American Ninja Warrior. NBC chief Robert Greenblatt announced the renewal news during the executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
The current ninth season of AGT—which features Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel on the judging panel—currently ranks as the summer’s number one reality series on the major non-cable networks, averaging a 3.1 rating and 12.4 million viewers overall. The stand-up comedian reality series Last Comic Standing is pulling in a 1.7 rating and 5.1 million viewers, and extreme stunt competition American Ninja Warrior (a partnership with Esquire Network) finished first in its time slot among the Big Four networks for its last six original episodes.
FULL COVERAGE OF NBC’S PRESS TOUR DAY:
— ‘Constantine’ team on why NBC character isn’t bisexual, smoking cigarettes
— Emmy producer defends snubs: ‘The Emmys are not a popular choice award’
— NBC says ‘Hannibal’ season 3 is great, wonders why you’re not watching
— NBC explains why it canceled ‘Community’
— Katherine Heigl: ‘I don’t see myself as difficult’
— Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC’s ‘Peter Pan’