FOX8 will screen America’s Got Talent later this year.
The reality competition series features celebrity judges Sharon Osbourne (The Osbournes, The Talk, The Celebrity Apprentice), Howie Mandel (St Elsewhere, Deal Or No Deal) and CNN host Piers Morgan. It is hosted by Nick Cannon.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “The Got Talent franchise is a smash hit worldwide, including Australia and the United Kingdom. America’s Got Talent is a sure fire ratings hit, as seen by its recent record breaking figures in its season debut in the US, and we’re thrilled to have secured the rights to the US franchise.
“Buoyed by our success with American Idol and Got To Dance, FOX8 is the perfect home for this juggernaut entertainment series.”
David Hasselhoff was also a judge from 2006 to 2009, but replaced by Mandel in 2010. The sixth series recently premiered in the US.