Tuesday’s TV picks: ‘America’s Got Talent’ packs contenders, pretenders

26 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

America’s Got Talent 2015 Season 10 Premiere Episode Recap and Videos.

RETURNING SHOW: Now in its 10th cycle, “America’s Got Talent” (NBC at 8 p.m.) presents America’s best and worst talents on the stage at Radio City Music Hall to show off whatever mind-blowing or pathetic abilities people want to present.The summer’s hottest reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent,” returns for its 10th anniversary season starring judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, and hosted by Nick Cannon.

Also, Nick Cannon will be returning as the show’s host, as variety acts and contestants from all age groups will compete for the $1 million prize that will be awarded to the season winner. RETURNING SHOW: Back after being canceled in 2009, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” (Fox at 8) features Jeff Foxworthy at the helm firing questions at extraordinarily smart youngsters.

According to it’s press release, AGT will have some changes including an enhanced Golden Buzzer, bigger and more extreme acts, new elements in the boot camp round and a two hour series retrospective. This season of America’s Got Talent, four lucky acts will get the opportunity to automatically go directly to the live performance rounds and compete for America’s vote. RETURNING SHOW: “Extreme Weight Loss” (ABC at 9) introduces viewers to Robert and Raymond, twins and avid basketball fans who weigh nearly 400 pounds each, on the opener of Season 5. The final five chefs are challenged to prepare distinct small-plate dishes for guests at a private symphony performance in just 45 minutes on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox at 9).

From the crumbling of the Berlin Wall to Anita Hill’s fight on Capitol Hill, “CNN Special Report: Breaking News — 35 Years of CNN” (CNN at 9) showcases more than 35 of the most defining moments in recent history, delving deeper into six events that exemplify the network’s reporting. For the first time in the show’s history, America chose a magician as their winner: Rhode Island native Mat Franco, who went on to headline the “America’s Got Talent Live” stage show in Las Vegas. SERIES PREMIERE: Hosted by Marlon Wayans, the variety show “I Can Do That” (NBC at 10) brings out a rotating group of “celebrities” who tap into their unknown talents on stage with more professional players such as the Harlem Globetrotters, and Penn and Teller. “Frontline” (MPT and WETA at 10) examines how President Obama’s administration has handled the Islamic State and the civil war in Syria through interviews with military and diplomatic leaders. On an episode that will no doubt make social media headlines, Amy rides a mechanical bull and defends Bill Cosby on “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central at 10:30). First lady Michelle Obama and actor Matthew Morrison visit “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with a musical performance from the Smashing Pumpkins.

Season five also brought national attention to then-10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho, who has gone on to release several best-selling albums. Though at times, Stern thinks of himself as being “the most important judge in the history of the world,” he has gotten used to listening to and respecting the opinions of the other judges, and they all have developed a great chemistry working together, even though their opinions are often wildly different. The variety of acts on the series continues to be amazing and the personalities of the judges mesh well together, two of the ingredients necessary to ensure that the series continues to be a big hit for NBC.

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