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'Last Comic Standing,' 'American Ninja Warrior' and 'AGT' renewed by NBC

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NBC announced Sunday (July 13) that it has renewed summer reality series "Last Comic Standing," "American Ninja Warrior" and "America's Got Talent" for new seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Last Comic Standing" was revived this summer for Season 8 with new host JB Smoove and judges Roseanne Barr, Russell Peters and Keenan Ivory Wayans. The Wanda Sykes-produced series will return for a ninth season next summer.

"American Ninja Warrior" continues to be a solid performer for NBC on Monday nights, recently beating CBS' hit drama "Under the Dome" in the time slot among adults 18-49. The show will be back for a seventh season, three of which have aired on NBC.

"AGT," which consistently ranks as the highest-rated summer series, is slated to return for a 10th season in summer 2015. It's currently hosted by Nick Cannon and features judges Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

"The renewal of these three series is evidence that we continue to hit our stride in delivering quality entertainment to a broad viewership,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night at NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “All of the hardworking talented people on these shows — both behind and in front of the camera — should feel very proud of their achievements.”

The summer slate has helped the once struggling network maintain the top spot amongst the broadcast network in the key demo after also dominating during the regular season.

Additionally, the network is already producing more episodes of the Jane Lynch-hosted "Hollywood Game Night," which has aired both during the summer and throughout the rest of the year. The breakout medical drama "The Night Shift" was also recently renewed for Season 2.

Meanwhile, TV Line reports that the seventh season of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" is "produced" but there's no indication as to when it will air.


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