Simon Cowell, who created the ‘America’s Got Talent’ format in Britain, is returning for his second round as a judge, NBC said.
He’ll be reunited with Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, who’s the longest-serving judge with seven seasons behind him. Nick Cannon will be back as host.
Greenblatt said Cowell’s addition has boosted the panel’s chemistry. The talent show is drawing more viewers this summer than over the last five seasons, the network said.
The tart-tongued Cowell first made his reputation on U.S. television as a judge on “American Idol.”