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Got Talent

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Created by  Simon Cowell
Original network  NBC (U.S.) ITV (UK)
First episode date  21 June 2006
Language  English
Networks  NBC, ITV
Running time  45–110 minutes
Related shows  The X Factor
Program creator  Simon Cowell
Genre  Reality television
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Producer(s)  FremantleMedia SYCOtv Thames (2012–) Talkback Thames (2007–11)
Original release  21 June 2006 (2006-06-21) (U.S.) 9 June 2007 (2007-06-09) (UK) – present
Adaptations  America's Got Talent (2006)
Similar  India's Got Talent, The X Factor (UK), Asia's Got Talent, Italia's Got Talent, Arabs Got Talent

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Got Talent is a British talent show television format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCOtv company. A pilot was made in the United Kingdom in 2005, hosted by Paul O'Grady, but after O'Grady's split with ITV, the series was postponed, resulting in America's Got Talent – the first full series of the format.


It has spawned spin-offs in over 58 countries (as of April 2014), in what is now referred to as the 'Got Talent' format, similar to that described by FremantleMedia of the Idol and The X Factor formats. Unlike those shows, Got Talent showcases several artistic disciplines in addition to singing. In April 2014, the format was named the world's most successful reality TV format ever by the Guinness World Records.


Got Talent was an invention by The X Factor creator Simon Cowell, with comedian and talk show host Paul O'Grady producing a pilot for ITV in 2005 under the provisional title Paul O'Grady's Got Talent. O'Grady left the network after disputes with ITV, resulting in Cowell moving the concept to the United States while he and ITV searched for a new show host.

Due to these issues, the Got Talent franchise ended up debuting first as America's Got Talent on NBC on 21 June 2006, with judges David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan. The show's original series was hosted by Regis Philbin. In 2016, the judging panel consisted of Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Melanie Brown, and Simon Cowell, and hosted by Nick Cannon, who has been the presenter since 2009. The grand prize for the winner(s) is US$1 million, and, since season 3, a chance to headline a show on the Las Vegas Strip. America's Got Talent proved extremely successful for NBC, pulling in high ratings in both total viewers and the younger 18-49 demographic. The show's initial success in America is credited with the eventual launch of the British series, and the overall global launch of the Got Talent franchise.

ITV eventually debuted Britain's Got Talent on 9 June 2007 with Cowell, Morgan and Amanda Holden as judges, and Ant & Dec as hosts of the show. For series 5, Morgan stepped down due to commitments hosting Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, and Cowell only attended the live shows as he was busy launching The X Factor USA, so Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff joined the panel with Holden. In October 2011, it was confirmed that McIntyre and Hasselhoff would not return for series 6 and they were replaced by David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, along with Cowell returning as a judge full-time. The top prize is £250,000 (£100,000 in series 1-5 and £500,000 in series 6) and a performance at the Royal Variety Show in front of the British Royal Family.

Proposed global version

In June 2010, following Britain's Got Talent's success at the BAFTA television awards, Cowell voiced his ideas regarding World's Got Talent, a global version of Got Talent. However, he argued that the format would not work with judges as they had all "tried to be him" in previous attempts (such as World Idol), and instead proposed a commentary format, similar to that of the Eurovision Song Contest. During the same week, more details were announced, with Cowell explaining 20 previous winning contestants from global variations of Got Talent would be brought together at the Royal Albert Hall with himself and Jonathan Lopez both having roles in the show. A proposed prize of £1 million was announced, along with a projected global television audience of 300 million, and an intended airdate of 2011.

However, Cowell halted plans for the series because it would conflict with his judging commitments with The X Factor USA and Britain's Got Talent for the years to come. In February 2014, The X Factor USA was cancelled by Fox due to low ratings and Cowell's decision to return to the UK version of that show.

Got Talent around the world

     Currently airing franchise      Franchise with an upcoming season      Franchise no longer in production

There have been a total of 289 winners of "Got Talent" around the world.

List of judges who became judges in versions of more than one country/region
  • Anggun –  Indonesia (2–) and Asia (1–)
  • Dan Karaty –  Belgium (4–) and  The Netherlands (3–)
  • David Hasselhoff –  United Kingdom (5) and  United States (1–4)
  • Piers Morgan –  United Kingdom (1–4) and  United States (1–6)
  • Simon Cowell –  United Kingdom (1–) and  United States (11–)
  • Planet's Got Talent

    In 2014, ITV had broadcast a series of spin-off shows 'Planet's Got Talent' which showed the clips of Got Talent from all over the world. It has been broadcast in Italy on TV8 and Sky Uno. Then Slovenia had made a show as same as the British one.


    Got Talent Wikipedia