Simon Cowell Will Be A Judge On America's Got Talent For A Long Time

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America's Got Talent has been on the air for quite some time now, but one of the things the show has had a history of changing up is its judging lineup. This season, the show added Simon Cowell to the lineup, and he really changed up the tone of the series, not only for his unique criticisms, but also because he added some more flair to the judges antics while on the panel. Now, it looks like we'll be getting way more of Simon Cowell in the coming months. Today, NBC revealed that Simon Cowell has joined America's Got Talent for not one more season but three more seasons.

The new deal has Simon Cowell signed on for America's Got Talent through 2019. The series traditionally airs one season per summer, which is how we are getting the three more season numbers, here. Technically, I don't think America's Got Talent is even renewed through 2019, yet, but if the show does continue, Simon Cowell will also continue.

Season 12 had already been announced for the summer of 2017, and Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel were all confirmed to be returning. Nick Cannon will also continue as the host. It's no real surprise that Cowell enjoys working for America's Got Talent. He has a real skill at judging talent competition shows, and he's also been busy hosting Britain's Got Talent over the past several years. Cowell recently said that the competition format exhibited by these sorts of shows has kept him guessing, in a good way.

You never get bored. Sometimes, when you've got singer after singer, it can get a little bit monotonous depending on who you have that particular season. With this show -- particularly the new edition -- literally, a box can walk on and you're thinking, 'What's in the box?' I haven't got a clue who's auditioning. They never tell us. It reminds you of being a kid again. It's sort of fun, magical, weird, but all the things I like.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that Cowell might sign a deal with AGT---at least if the money was right.

While we won't get new episodes until next summer, NBC has announced that auditions are open for Season 12. You can take a look here. In addition, you can also find out when your favorite fall TV shows are returning by checking out our fall TV premiere schedule.

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