(LOS ANGELES) -- The America's Got Talent panel will remain intact next year. NBC has announced Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Mel B will all return as judges for the variety competition's ninth season, airing in the summer of 2014.
Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming for NBC Entertainment, says in a statement, “Howard, Heidi, Mel and Howie have proven that they are a dynamic quartet of judges who aren’t afraid to share their opinions, while at the same time creating fireworks of their own."
Klum and Mel B both made their debut as an America's Got Talent judge this year.
NBC has also confirmed that Nick Cannon will be back to host America's Got Talent.
The audition process for season nine is ongoing.
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