Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B to Return as ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges

Trio joins previously announced new judge Simon Cowell for Season 11

Last Updated: January 12, 2016 @ 4:14 PM

Season 11 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will welcome back judges Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum, the network announced Tuesday.

The trio joins new judge Simon Cowell, who was previously announced. Cowell replaced Howard Stern, who judged the show for four seasons.

Nick Cannon will again assume hosting duties as the show returns to Los Angeles for its live performance and results shows.

Klum and Mel B are returning as judges for their fourth season. Mandel returns for his seventh.

“Howie, Mel and Heidi have an undeniable chemistry together and bring unbridled energy to everything they do,” NBC President of Alternative and Late-Night Programming Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “We are very excited to bring them back along with Nick Cannon as host, and with the addition of creator Simon Cowell as a judge, the panel just got a little more interesting. We can’t wait for the new season to begin.”

“America’s Got Talent” auditions are currently underway, with stops in 12 cities across the country, including Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Dallas. Additional audition information can be found at www.AGTAuditions.com.