NBC skeds summer stock

3 new hosts, dating show on way

NBC is joining the unscripted summer fray with the return of "America's Got Talent," "Last Comic Standing" and "The Biggest Loser" — all with new hosts — and "Age of Love," a new dating show hosted by Mark Consuelos.

First out of the gate is the second season of "Talent," from FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's Syco TV. The talent competition/variety show hosted by Jerry Springer will launch May 29, joining several other reality series, including ABC's "The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," which will debut days after the 2006-07 television season ends.

"Talent" will bow with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m., moving into its regular Tuesday 8-9 p.m. period the following week, June 5.

"Comic," which goes global in its fifth installment, will premiere June 13, also with a two-hour opener at 9 p.m. The talent competition searching for the funniest comedian in the English-speaking world will begin airing in its regular Wednesday 9 p.m. slot the following week, June 20. Bill Bellamy is hosting the series from Peter Engel Prods., Magical Elves and NBC Universal TV Studio.

"Age," an eight-episode series described as a reality dating show with a twist, will premiere June 18 in the Monday 10 p.m. period. The show, announced last month, hails from 3 Ball Prods. (HR 3/23).

"Loser" will return for a fourth cycle in late summer with new host Alison Sweeney. The premiere date for the weight-loss competition from Reveille, 25/7 Prods. and 3 Ball Prods. will be announced later.
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