America's Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC network. A talent show, it features amateur singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and others of all ages competing for the advertised top prize of US$1 million.
If you want a fun variety show , this is a modern day version of Ed Sullivan meets The Talent Scouts with Arthur Godfrey. All had a variety of entertainers. Although one was a contest and one a variety show.
Both lasted a long time on the TV airways , both had Iconic Hosts , just like AGT does today and over its whole 9 seasons ! Nick Cannon is Host with the most , plus this season as last 4 big names , Howard Sterm , Mel B , Heidi Klume and Howie Mandel. Fun to watch , actually howard has been quite tame on TV !