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'America's Got Talent' Announces Season 16 Premiere & Last-Chance Auditions

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The gang's back together for another season of NBC's America's Got Talent. Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara will return as judges for season 16 this summer.

Terry Crews will also return as the host of the reality competition series. But they're holding one last-chance audition next Saturday, March 6, on AGTauditions.com. Participants can either submit video auditions or attend a livestream video audition with an AGT producer.

Crews posted a celebratory picture of the crew via Twitter on Wednesday (Feb. 24), announcing, "WE'RE BACK!" while sharing a clip of him and the judges panel encouraging folks to audition before it's too late.

"It's online, safe, and socially distant," the 52-year-old actor noted in the video.

Cowell took some time off from season 15 last year after breaking his back from an electric bicycle accidentAmerican Idol's inaugural winner Kelly Clarkson filled in for her old judge while he recovered from surgery. Klum, who was also absent from taping a few AGT episodes earlier last summer because she was feeling sick, updated fans with his "incredible" progress shortly after.

America's Got Talent ranked as the No. 1 series on the four major U.S. broadcast networks -- NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS- -- in total viewers, and the show was the most-watched entertainment program nearly every week it aired. AGT was also ranked the No. 3 most-social broadcast series in 2020.