Mel B named judge on "America's Got Talent"

Posted at: 02/21/2013 12:42 PM

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (Mel B) will be joining the judges’ panel on "America’s Got Talent."

Mel B will join judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel for the show’s eighth season.

Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and  Late Night Programming at NBC said, “This exciting addition of the dynamic Mel B to our lineup of judges promises that fans will see a strong, talented and opinionated woman match up against our equally outspoken judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Her presence has powder-keg potential for lots of fireworks this summer as the #1-rated 'America's Got Talent' will return with even bigger and more exotic acts than any year before."   

"I'm thrilled to be part of this season of 'America's Got Talent' and to get to work with Howie and Howard," said Mel B. "It's so exciting to be bringing some Girl Power to the panel!"

America’s Got Talent airs on News10NBC.