America's Got Talent's return has been scheduled. NBC has announced the ninth season of America's Got Talent will premiere with a two-hour broadcast on Tuesday, May 27 at 8PM ET\/PT. Eighth-season judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Melanie Brown, and Howie Mandel all previously confirmed in November they'd be returning to America's Got Talent's judging panel next season. Nick Cannon will also reprise his role as host. America's Got Talent crowned performance dancer Kenichi Ebina its eighth-season champion and the winner of $1 million in September of last year. Stand-up comedian Taylor Williamson finished as the runner-up. The reality talent competition's last edition marked the eighth year in a row America's Got Talent has been the No. 1 summer reality series in total viewers. America's Got Talent is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America with Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane, and Rob Wade serving as executive producers.