NBC AIRS SEASON FINALES OF HIT SUMMER SHOWS 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' AND 'MINUTE TO WIN IT' THIS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14-15 -- LEADING INTO THE PREMIERES OF 'PARENTHOOD' AND NEW DRAMA 'OUTLAW'
TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY THE FINAL FOUR ACTS AS WELL AS SPECIAL GUEST STARS DAVID COPPERFIELD, DONNA SUMMER, GOO GOO DOLLS, JEWEL, LIONEL RICHIE, THE BEATLES LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, SARAH BRIGHTMAN, USHER -- AND OTHER SURPRISE GUESTS -- ON SEPTEMBER 14-15
On September 14 the Season Finale of Hit Competition Show "Minute To Win It," Celebrates U.S. Armed Forces as Iraqi War Veterans Compete to Win the $1 Million Prize for Their Families
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - September 13, 2009 - The season finales of NBC's hit summer shows "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14-15 as well as "Minute To Win It" on Tuesday, September 14, will lead in to the premieres of the critically acclaimed drama "Parenthood" (10-11 p.m. ET) and the highly anticipated new drama "Outlaw" (10-11 p.m. ET) starring Jimmy Smits.
On September 14 (9-10 p.m. ET), the final four acts of the summer's #1 series, "America's Got Talent," are Fighting Gravity, Jackie Evancho, Michael Grimm and Prince Poppycock. They will perform live one last time for the $1 million prize and a chance at a headlining show in Las Vegas. In the series' season finale on September 15 (NEW TIME: 8-10 p.m. ET), special guest stars David Copperfield, Donna Summer, Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, Lionel Richie, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Sarah Brightman, Usher and many more surprise guests will appear before this season's winner of "America's Got Talent" is revealed live by host Nick Cannon.
Hip-hop sensation Usher will be singing his chart-topping single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again." The Goo Goo Dolls will perform a medley of the band's first single "Home" from their new album -- "Something for the Rest of Us" along with their #1 hit song �Slide.� David Copperfield will perform two exciting illusions from his Las Vegas show and the cast of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil will feature performances from the Beatles-inspired show. Jewel will perform a duet with finalist Michael Grimm, Richie will perform with finalists Fighting Gravity, Sarah Brightman will sing with finalist Jackie Evancho and Donna Summer will perform with finalist Prince Poppycock.
The season finale of hit competition show "Minute To Win It" on September 14 (8-9 p.m. ET) is a celebration of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces and will feature injured Iraqi War veterans Ed Salau and Andy Butterworth as the team up together to win the $1 million for their families. In front of an Armed Forces audience, they must first take on the "Sticky Balls" challenge in which they roll marbles and stick them to a piece of double-sided tape laid across the end of the table. Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives") hosts the competition show which features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking challenges with household items.
Looking forward to next season, "America's Got Talent" has also announced the first three audition cities for next season: Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago. The open auditions begin in October and in early 2011 the series will hold auditions in New York, Atlanta, Seattle and Houston. Prospective candidates can go to www.AGTauditions.com to pre-register and get more information.
For behind the scenes pieces, highlights and full episodes from both shows please visit www.nbc.com.
See "America's Got Talent" judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan toast the Top Ten Acts that performed last week here: http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/video/a-top-10-party/1247597/