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Susan Boyle Hits the America's Got Talent Stage in a Night of Returns

ALSO: Hollywood Game Night, Hyperdrive, Ghost Hunters, American Factory, and more
  • Reunited and it feels so good: Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle will share the stage again tonight as Boyle returns to America's Got Talent with a live performance. (NBC)
    Reunited and it feels so good: Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle will share the stage again tonight as Boyle returns to America's Got Talent with a live performance. (NBC)
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    It's a night of returns as America's Got Talent welcomes back the franchise's biggest star, Ghost Hunters returns after three years, Psychic Kids returns after nearly nine years, and the first film backed by Barack and Michelle Obama's new production company comes to Netflix. Here are the highlights:

    NEW EPISODE: Tonight's America's Got Talent results show will see another seven acts move on to the semifinals. Joining the festivities  with a live performance is Britain's Got Talent legend (and recent America's Got Talent: The Champions finalist) Susan Boyle . 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    TIMESLOT PREMIERE: Brooklyn Nine Nine cast members Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon will play party games with Kyle Bonheimer and Ne-Yo on Jane Lynch's Hollywood Game Night, as the series moves to its new Wednesday night timeslot. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    REALITY SERIES PREMIERE: Oscar-winner and Fast & Furious alum Charlize Theron executive produces Hyperdrive, Netflix's new extreme racing competition, in which fearless drivers tackle the most complex auto racing course ever built. Theron also appears onscreen in pursuit of that "adrenaline rush you can’t get anywhere else.” Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES RETURN: It's been three years since its last episode aired on Syfy, but Ghost Hunters returns to a new network tonight with founding cast member Grant Wilson assembling a new team to investigate a ghostly apparition caught on security cameras at a century old high school in Pocatello, Idaho. 9:00 PM ET on A&E

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: After making a splash at Sundance in January, American Factory debuts on Netflix. The documentary picks up a decade after the 2008 closure of a GM plant plant in Ohio, as a Chinese manufacturing company reopens the factory to produce glass. The revived facility brings some of the employees from the plant's former incarnation back to work, where they labor alongside Chinese employees who have worked for the plant's new owners before. Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions backed the production with Participant Media. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Irish comedian Aisling Bea stars in the new dramedy This Way Up, where she plays Aine, a school worker recovering from a nervous breakdown. Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) plays her concerned sister. The six-part series is debuting on Hulu after premiering on Channel 4 earlier this month. Watch the preview. Streaming on Hulu

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • Mountain Monsters returns for its fourth season, with the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) fleeing the the Dark Forest. 9:00 PM ET on Travel Channel
    • Psychic Kids' original cast returns to mentor young psychics and teach them how to protect themselves while developing their skills. 10:00 PM ET on A&E

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: America's Got Talent, NBC, Simon Cowell, Susan Boyle, Reality TV