Nine has confirmed it has acquired Australia’s Got Talent for 2013 after Seven walked away from the show yesterday, and is already discussing new judges.
“The Got Talent brand is without doubt one of the world’s biggest entertainment programs right now and we are excited to be adding it to our schedule for 2013 and beyond,” said Nine’s Head of Television Michael Healy today.
A statement from Nine says a ‘new look Australia’s Got Talent on Nine will have a fresh and fun approach to the production, new hosts and judges and a broader base of exciting talent to bring to the Australian audience. The global success of Got Talent has seen the format top the ratings in Britain- where the finale was watched by a massive 13.8 million, the US, New Zealand and scores of other territories around the world.’
“We are already in discussions with a number of exciting judges to bring to the panel and have begun series planning with FremantleMedia on expanding and focusing the search for Australia’s most talented acts to showcase to our audience,” said Healy.
Nine is expected to launch the series on the second half of 2013, with The Voice in the first half of the year.