'America's Got Talent' Is Returning to NBC This Summer

Kayla Keegan
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'America's Got Talent' Is Returning to NBC This Summer
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Photo credit: NBC

From Good Housekeeping

As the springtime draws nearer, so does the return of America's Got Talent.

This year will mark the 16th season of the popular talent show airing on NBC. As fans who tuned in last year can remember, season 15 was filled with several changes, many which stemmed from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Among them was the absence of head judge and executive producer Simon Cowell, 61, who was forced to temporarily leave the show after falling off his electric bike and breaking his back last August.

Following a five-hour surgery and months of recovery, Simon told People recently that he is feeling much better and is ready to get back to judging AGT this spring.

"I've got to be honest with you, it wasn't that bad actually breaking your back," he said to the outlet. "I mean, it wasn't great for three to four weeks but after that you get through it. I have to do so much exercise now. I actually feel better than I did before the accident."

Now that we know Simon is coming back on the show, here's more important info we have about the upcoming season of AGT:

When does America's Got Talent season 16 start?

AGT will return for season 16 on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 on NBC. Throughout the rest of the summer, AGT will air on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET and will likely run until mid-September.

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On February 24, host Terry Crews confirmed on Twitter that he, Simon and the rest of last season's judges — Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofía Vergara — will all be returning for season 16.

"WE'RE BACK! So excited to announce that the gang's all back for the next season of #AGT," Terry tweeted alongside a picture of the judges.

How can I watch or stream AGT season 16?

Those with access to NBC can watch AGT season 16 on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET this summer.

Other options include watching the talent competition series on Hulu, which offers first-time users a free 30-day trial. After that, a subscription starts at $5.99 per month. The free NBC app is also available to download and use on your Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Android or Xbox device or via Roku or Vizio.

If you don't mind being a little behind, AGT episodes are also available to watch on NBC.com the next day.

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