America's Got Talent

TV review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Fun-filled, family-friendly reality show.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 42 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 65 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Be Aware of Hidden, Casual Messaging

I absolutely love America's Got Talent! It is one of the few entertaining shows left that the whole family can watch. Or is it? The most recent attempt to sneak in some indoctrination was when a contestant pointed out his partners in the audience. Simon asked, "Parnerzzzzz?" The contestant said something close to, "Yes. My wife and I have been married for X years. We met our partner several years ago. We are polysexual." The editing of the show showed the whole audience enthusiastically cheering and smiling. Sadly, this was slipped in very casually and there was no response that showed confusion or surprise. The only responses shown were positive, enthusiastic and supportive. While I do believe in respecting all people and their freedoms to choose their lifestyle (as long as it is legal), I don't appreciate the show slipping this mention of this particular lifestyle as positive or normal. I don't believe it is a positive lifestyle, or normal. I believe it is illegal in most states (if not all) and having two female 'partners' in a 'marriage' is not normal. I don't want kids to have this example put in front of them during family TV viewing time and have it shown as acceptable and normal. I so wish these issues stayed private and were not touted in front of children.
age 13+

Disappointing AGT

This new 2022 agt extreme format is very boring. Why fix something that was not broken? Previous changes helped improve it but totally turning it upside down will kill the show. The fun of the show was you didn't know what was coming next. Extreme was repetitive and got boring fast. I will not watch it any more.

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