Tyra Banks Taking Over for Nick Cannon on America's Got Talent
She'll host season 12 of the reality show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2017 10:02 AM CDT
In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, file photo, Tyra Banks poses at the Disney ABC Television Group party during the 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills,...   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of America's Got Talent, the AP reports. NBC said Sunday that the supermodel, Emmy-winner, and creator of America's Next Top Model will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. Banks will be taking over hosting duties from Nick Cannon, who left the show earlier this year after eight years in the post. Banks said she looks forward to "connecting with the dreamers" and will try to get a few to "smize" for the audience. Contestants in the popular summer series come out to show off a wide array of talents to compete for a $1 million prize. Episodes will be aired live this summer from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Tyra Banks, Stanford professor?)

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