America’s Got Talent (often abbreviated as AGT) is a televised American talent show that is part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. The program is produced by Fremantle USA and Syco Entertainment, distributed first, and broadcast on the television network NBC, which premiered on June 21, 2006, after plans for a UK release in 2005 were put on hold due to a dispute within British broadcaster ITV; production would later resume in 2007  following the success of the first season. Each season primarily takes place during the network’s summer schedule and has featured different hosts throughout the program’s history; Current host is Terry Crews.
The show itself was a ratings success on NBC, drawing an average of about 10 million viewers per season. In 2013, a book called Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America’s Got Talent was released, containing descriptions of the show’s seasons, contestants, judges, and production methods, as well as in-depth interviews with contestants from all seasons up to the book’s release date. Since July 2021, the program has run for a total of sixteen seasons and has spawned two additional competitions: America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which premiered in January 2019; and AGT: Extreme, which premiered in February 2022.