It’s not often that you see one Simon Cowell show facing off against the other, but that is precisely what is going to happen when “America’s Got Talent” ends in September.
NBC announced on Tuesday that their competition show — anchored now by Howard Stern — is going to come to a close with shows Wednesday, September 12 along with the following day. These are the same two days that “The X Factor” with Cowell (along with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato) is set to premiere over on Fox, and with similar audiences we wonder if both shows are going to end up taking a pretty substantial hit.
As if this was not already going to make the middle of September crowded in terms of reality competition shows, “The X Factor” is forcing “So You Think You Can Dance” to move to Tuesdays beginning on September 11. (It will end the following week.) When you remember that “The Voice” is premiering on September 10, this means that we are going to have two-hour blocks of reality TV every day of the week from Monday until Wednesday, then we will have another hour on Thursday before “Glee” premieres after “The X Factor.”
Now will viewers stay invested with these shows until September? That is what we currently want to know. “So You Think You Can Dance” is in the middle of another incredibly strong season — however, “America’s Got Talent” has grown rather dull very quickly thanks to some contestants who barely even qualify as “talent.” Not even Howard Stern can save a subpar bunch of singers and dancers.
Do you think this week is going to suffer thanks to a serious case of reality TV overload — especially when you remember that “Big Brother” will also probably be ending around this time?