From Simon Cowell and the producers of American Idol comes the search for the hottest variety and novelty acts from across the USA.
With acts ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, the quest is on to find the best talent on offer. At stake - a life changing opportunity.
Magicians to jugglers, strippers to fire eaters, singers to dancers - anything goes. All entertainers are given the chance to win the hearts of America and the cash prize of $1,000,000.
With the audience crammed with performers, everyone is hoping to be called for their shot at stardom.
As they take centre stage for the "open auditions" of a lifetime, they have only a precious few seconds to impress the hardened panel of judges - David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Grammy award-winning singer and actress Brandy (Moesha) and U.K. television/media personality Piers Morgan - whose decision is final.
The first season was hosted by talk show host Regis Philbin.
America's Got Talent is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Jason Raff, Ken Warwick and Georgie Hurford-Jones are executive producers.