America's Got Talent by Trae Patton/NBC Photo America's Got Talent by Trae Patton/NBC Photo

NBC has granted early pickups to both America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing, which currently are wrapping their second and fifth seasons, respectively.

With an average audience of 12.1 million total viewers, AGT is this summer's most-watched program - even besting Hasselhoff's "hamburger" video - while LCS recently gave the Peacock a six-month time-period high in key demos.