"America's Got Talent" ("AGT") will have more seasons according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). The current season is season 13 and more seasons look likely. NBC Entertainment's Alternative and Reality Group's President, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement on Wednesday, August 22, that they're thrilled to retain Simon Cowell. Cowell's new deal with the group includes retaining his position as executive producer.

America's Got Talent still popular after 13 seasons

"AMG" is still very popular in its 13th season. In fact, it's a top-rated summer show. THR noted that Telegdy praised Simon Cowell as "an extraordinary showman whose success stories [VIDEO] over the years on multiple continents speak for themselves." For fans of the show, the good news is that he spoke about Cowell's contribution for "many years to come."

Those fans who love Simon Cowell's dry humor and sometimes insulting manner will be heartened to know he retains his position as a judge.

Who hasn't watched the worst insults by Cowell on YouTube? In saying Simon is an "extraordinary showman," he is totally spot-on. His entertainment abilities sometimes overshadow the contestants themselves.

AMG more popular than Big Brother

"AMG" is even more popular than CBS' show "Big Brother." According to Deadline, "AMG" is still winning out on Tuesday night viewer ratings as well. They noted on August 22 that on Tuesday, "America’s Got Talent towered over the night, controlling 8-10 PM by beating ABC’ Bachelor in Paradise."

Broadcasting Cable noted that Simon Cowell will continue to sit as a judge alongside Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum. The team is hugely popular with viewers of the show, so it makes sense to keep what's not broken just as it is. Simon Cowell said that he is very happy with NBC and noted that "America's Got Talent" might not be where it is today without them.

Broadcasting Cable also explained that "AMG" is "co-owned by Cowell and Syco’s co-producer FremantleMedia North America. Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers."

Simon Cowell made careers through talent shows

Over the years, Simon Cowell made the careers of young talent in the UK and in the USA. People who would otherwise not become well-known can thank him for giving them massive exposure [VIDEO]. Talent contests are remarkably popular and remain evergreen. The chances are very good that "America's Got Talent" will continue to rank well with viewers.