London: Music mogul Simon Cowell, who created the 'Got Talent' franchise in Britain, is returning for his second round as a judge of reality TV show “America's Got Talent”.
The 56-year-old will be reunited with celebrities Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel with Nick Cannon returning as a host for the 12th season of the show, reports billboard.com.
Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment, said: "With the addition of Simon, the chemistry between our judges has grown even stronger and it's easy to see how much enthusiasm they bring to the show night after night."
"Nick adds a boundless energy as host that ties everything together. We're thrilled to have such a strong team returning for season 12,” Telegdy added.
While the hit show is co-owned and produced by Cowell and his record label Syco, he became one of the judges of the show on Season 11.