America's Got Talent

Genres: Reality, Reality Competition, Variety
Broadcast on: SABC2,, M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Series, Vuzu, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Family, eExtra



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Season 5

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
NBC 01 Jun 2010 15 Sep 2010 Various Days and Times 32
M-Net Series 06 Nov 2010 26 Feb 2011 Saturdays, 18h30 - 20h30 32 28 Oct 2012 11 Dec 2012 Sun, 15h10 / Tue, 20h30 32

Season 5

America's Got Talent returns with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show's fifth season.

Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal), one of America's favorite entertainers, joins returning celebrity judges Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan this season, while actor/producer/comedian Nick Cannon returns as host.

With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America's Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country.

The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colourful array of hopeful stars, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America's hearts - and the $1 million prize.

Singing chicken farmer Kevin Skinner was crowned the winner of season four and the victory moved the humble country singer to tears in front of the live nationwide audience.

Skinner, who also took home the show's $1 million prize, headlined America's Got Talent Live hosted by Jerry Springer at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas this past October.

The first season was hosted by talk show host Regis Philbin. He was replaced for Season 2 by Jerry Springer, who himself was replaced by Nick Cannon from Season 4 onwards.

In Season 2, Brandy was replaced by Sharon Osbourne as one of the judges. Howie Mandel replaced David Hasselhoff in Season 5 and Howard Stern replaced Piers Morgan in Season 7.

Osbourne left the show after Season 7 and was replaced by Mel B and Heidi Klum, who joined the juding panel for Season 8.

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.

Broadcast Times

These are the broadcast dates and times for the original run of the show on M-Net Series.


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Episode 1: Auditions
6 November 2010
18h30 - 20h30

Episodes 2 & 3: Auditions
13 November 2010
18h30 - 20h30

Episodes 4 & 5: Auditions
20 November 2010
18h30 - 20h30

Episodes 6 & 7: Auditions
27 November 2010
18h30 - 20h30

Episodes 8 & 9: Auditions
4 December 2010
18h30 - 20h30

Episodes 10, 11 & 12: Auditions and Boot Camp
11 December 2010
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 13 & 14: Performance and Results
18 December 2010
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 15 & 16: Performance and Results
25 December 2010
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 17 & 18: Performance and Results
1 January 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 19 & 20: Performance and Results
8 January 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 21 & 22: Performance and Results
15 January 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 23 & 24: Performance and Results
22 January 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 25 & 26: Performance and Results
29 January 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 27 & 28: Performance and Results
5 February 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episodes 29 & 30: Performance and Results
12 February 2011
18h30 - 21h30

Episode 31: Performance
19 February 2011
18h30 - 19h30

Episode 32: Finale
26 February 2011
18h30 - 20h30

Season 5 Cast

Host - Himself

Judge - Herself

Judge - Himself

Judge - Himself

Performer - Herself



Semi-Finalist - Himself


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