NBC announces summer slate

America's Got Talent begins its sixth season in late May, while new series Still Standing and Love in the Wild will also premiere.
March 22, 2011

American broadcast net NBC announced a reality and game show-skewed summer slate this week, with three new unscripted series taking their places amongst returning favorites such as America’s Got Talent.

The three new unscripted series include two game shows and one dating competition series. As previously reported, Still Standing is a format from Israeli format shop Armoza Formats which will be produced for the U.S. by Universal Media Studios in association with Armoza Formats.

Love in the Wild, produced by Endemol USA, brings together 10 single men and 10 single women, pairs them into teams and sets them off into the wild of Costa Rica for a series of adventures and competitions. Its date and time on the summer schedule is yet to be determined.

The third new unscripted series, It’s Worth What?, is produced by Merv Griffin Entertainment and hosted by Cedric “The Entertainer.” The game show sees contestants compete in steadily escalating challenges, while having to guess the value of items featured in each round. Winners can take home a US$1 million prize.

The sixth season of America’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, premieres on May 31 with a two-hour broadcast. Celebrity judges include Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan. Nick Cannon returns as host.

Also returning to NBC this summer is The Marriage Ref, produced by Jerry Seinfeld’s Columbus 81 Productions. Another unscripted series, the new Mark Burnett/John de Mol/Warner Horizon Television singing competition The Voice, will continue into June following its April 26 premiere.

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