Press release from NBC, May 27, 2015:
Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé, former “America’s Got Talent” star Piers Morgan and actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans will serve as guest judges on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” joining judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel to determine which 36 acts will move on to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall. The four week long Judge Cuts will premiere Tuesday, July 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) and will lead into the live performance shows beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 (8-10 p.m.).
A Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominee for Best Reality Competition Series, the 10th anniversary season of “America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays (8-10 p.m.).
Each week beginning Tuesday, July 14, a guest judge will join the regular panel to help decide which acts have what it takes to perform live for America’s vote. Howard Stern will invite Neil Patrick Harris, Heidi Klum will bring Michael Bublé, Mel B will work with Piers Morgan, and Howie Mandel will call on Marlon Wayans to serve as the fifth judge on the panel. The guest judges will also have an additional advantage: they can use the Golden Buzzer for their favorite act, sending them to Radio City Music Hall without any consultation from the “AGT” judges.
Harris, a Tony Award and five-time Emmy Award winner, has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 25 years in the film, television, theater and literary industries. He recently concluded his run as Barney Stinson on the hit CBS series “How I Met Your Mother” and will next star as host of NBC’s newest primetime variety series “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.” He rose to fame in the beloved title role of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and has starred in many films, including his debut role in “Clara’s Heart,” “Harold & Kumar,” “The Smurfs,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and most recently, David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.” Harris has served as host of the Academy Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards (twice), and the Tony Awards (five times), and has enjoyed success on Broadway in productions including “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Assassins,” “Cabaret” and “Proof.” He recently completed a memoir titled “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography.”
Four-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and performer Michael Bublé has had four #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 charts, six top-10 multi-platinum albums and three platinum singles, “Home,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Everything.” He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and recently completed a year and a half sold out tour for millions of fans that spanned over 40 countries. His latest album, “To Be Loved,” debuted at #1 in 20 countries. On television Bublé has hosted and performed on three NBC holiday specials as well as several PBS specials and has appeared on many major TV shows, including “Saturday Night Live,” “60 Minutes” “The Voice,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Today” and “ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Morgan is the Editor-at-Large at DailyMail.com and is best known to American viewers as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” the winner of the first “Celebrity Apprentice” and host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” His long career in journalism began in the U.K. as a reporter for the Wimbledon News and then as a columnist at the Sun. At 28 years old, Rupert Murdoch appointed Morgan the youngest ever editor of the News of the World and the youngest national newspaper editor in Britain for 50 years. Two years later he moved to the Daily Mirror, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1995-2004. The paper won numerous journalistic awards, including Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious British Press Awards in 2002 for its coverage of 9/11. After his controversial departure from the Mirror, Morgan went on to become a best-selling author, a regular media columnist and host of his own interview programs on the BBC and ITV, as well as appear as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the No.1-rated show “Britain’s Got Talent.” Additional television credits include British series “Morgan & Platell,” “Tabloid Tales,” “You Can’t Fire Me I’m Famous,” “Piers On…” and “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.”
Wayans is currently the host and executive producer of NBC’s new variety series, “I Can Do That!” airing Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT As a standup comedian, Wayans continues to sell out shows nationwide and recently completed a national comedy tour with his brothers Keenan, Damon and Shawn. In film, he was last seen in Open Road Films’ comedy “A Haunted House 2,” which he also wrote and produced. Wayans recently launched his first online venture, WhatTheFunny.com, which serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors. On television, he starred in and created the TBS hit comedy completion series “Funniest Wins.” Additional acting credits include films “White Chicks,” “Requiem For A Dream,” “Don’t Be a Menace…,” “The Sixth Man,” Senseless” and “The Heat.” Wayans’ TV credits include “In Living Color” and “The Wayans Bros.”
The only competition show open to all ages and all talents, “America’s Got Talent” also stars host Nick Cannon. For the first time in the show’s history, America chose a magician as their winner during last season’s “America’s Got Talent.” Rhode Island native Mat Franco, who will headline a show at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas starting in August, will also star in two NBC primetime specials this summer.
“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers. The “Got Talent” format, co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia, holds the Guinness World Records title for the Most Successful TV Format in History, having been commissioned in an impressive 66 territories worldwide. “America’s Got Talent” also airs in 193 countries around the globe and has been the #1 U.S. summer reality series for the past decade.