New Jersey? I thought this was a New York City show!! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9380831.htm [h=1]Seventh Season of 'America's Got Talent' Swings to East Coast to Broadcast Live from the State-of-the-Art New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) this Summer[/h] [h=2]The hit NBC alternative series "America's Got Talent" will have a fresh new perspective from the East Coast as the summer's top-rated series has found its brand new home for its seventh season, broadcasting live two nights a week from Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) beginning in July.[/h] Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 The hit NBC alternative series "America's Got Talent" will have a fresh new perspective from the East Coast as the summer's top-rated series has found its brand new home for its seventh season, broadcasting live two nights a week from Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) beginning in July. American radio personality, television host and author Howard Stern joins the show as a judge, along with Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. Nick Cannon returns as host. Located in Newark, NJ, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States. The state-of-the-art venue will hold an audience of over 2,200 fans for each show. â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ was created by Simon Cowellâ€™s SYCO Television and is co-produced by Syco TV and FremantleMedia North America. â€œWeâ€™re excited fans of â€˜Americaâ€™s Got Talentâ€™ who live on the east coast will finally get a chance to see the show live from the beautiful New Jersey Performing Arts Center, a first-class venue with a history of showcasing the worldâ€™s top talent,â€ said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America. â€œIf the passionate crowds weâ€™ve had at this seasonâ€™s auditions are any indication, itâ€™s going to be the place to be this summer.â€ "Moving to the East Coast will infuse the show with a refreshing new attitude and a larger live theater experience that will bring an enhanced vitality and energy," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. "This spectacular new site will also reward our many loyal East Coast fans who now can see the show in person and in far greater numbers than in previous seasons." â€œWe're honored and delighted that NBC, Syco TV and FremantleMedia have selected the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as the new home for 'Americaâ€™s Got Talent,' the country's favorite summer series,â€ said John Schreiber, NJPAC President and CEO. â€œThis is a huge opportunity to introduce NJPAC, where the worldâ€™s greatest artists have performed for fifteen years, to the rest of the nation. Beyond that, the show's residence in the great city of Newark will deliver significant economic impact and visibility that will benefit the City and the State, as thousands of crew, aspirants, and audiences spend here on food, lodging, travel, and other ancillary expenses. This is a major coup for the Arts Center, for Newark, and for the State of New Jersey.â€ â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ will premiere with two two-hour episodes on Monday, May 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, May 15 (8-10 p.m. ET). The showâ€™s return will feature the first appearance of new judge Howard Stern, who joins fellow judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. The series then resumes in its regular day and time on Monday, May 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) and on Tuesday, May 22 (9-10 p.m. ET). "America's Got Talent" was the #1 non-sports telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers every week it aired over the summer of 2011, making it the #1 summer series in total viewers for a sixth year in a row. Last summer, "America's Got Talent" delivered its highest-rated cycle ever. â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Taletâ€ is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent.