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David Hasselhoff Leaving 'America's Got Talent'

by Scott Harris, posted Jan 7th 2010 10:05AM
Over the past three and a half years, NBC has proven that 'America's Got Talent.' Now we're about to see what it doesn't have: David Hasselhoff.

According to PEOPLE, Hasselhoff has announced his imminent departure from the domestic spin-off of the popular British series 'Britain's Got Talent,' which earlier this year provided the world with breakout sensation Susan Boyle. While the American version of the show hasn't had as much success finding stars, it has proven a solid ratings winner for the network, which makes Hasselhoff's departure a bit of a surprise.Over the past three and a half years, NBC has proven that 'America's Got Talent.' Now we're about to see what it doesn't have: David Hasselhoff.

According to PEOPLE, Hasselhoff has announced his imminent departure from the domestic spin-off of the popular British series 'Britain's Got Talent,' which earlier this year provided the world with breakout sensation Susan Boyle. While the American version of the show hasn't had as much success finding stars, it has proven a solid ratings winner for the network, which makes Hasselhoff's departure a bit of a surprise.

"I am proud that I was part of making 'America's Got Talent' the No. 1 rated show for the past four summers," The Hoff told People. "It's been a rewarding experience and now I'm thrilled to be able to follow my dream to do my own TV show, which will be announced very shortly."

Just what that show will be is anybody's guess at this point, though based on the recent failure of the 'Knight Rider' relaunch, we're guessing a reprisal of his role as Michael Knight is off the table. And though we'd love to see Hasselhoff return to the beaches he legendarily patrolled on 'Baywatch,' at 57, Hasselhoff is probably past his banana thong days.

So what does that leave? Our guess is some sort of reality series. After all, in recent years Hoff has become almost as well known for his off-the-wall real life escapades (see: the viral video of him drunkenly eating a hamburger) as for his on-screen presence. As much as we'd love to see him polish those acting chops,we have to admit that with the rise of such populist reality fare as 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,' Hasselhoff's life would be prime material for a cable tell-all.

America's got talent; now it's time to rediscover if Hasselhoff has any as well.

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