06/27/2013 10:14 am ET

'Afghanistan's Got Talent': Simon Cowell Launching New Series


Simon Cowell is launching "Afghanistan's Got Talent."

Cowell's Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia will launch the local version of "Got Talent" on 1TV Media later in 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Afghanistan's Got Talent" will be the 55th adaptation of the reality competition series. No judges have been announced.

"There may be a war raging in Afghanistan -- but people are still living their lives and they enjoy watching TV just like anyone else," a source said about the new reality series.

The new season of "America's Got Talent," the longest-running "Got Talent," just launched with new judges Mel B. of Spice Girls fame and supermodel Heidi Klum. The duo joined Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the panel for the eight season of the NBC series. Nick Cannon returned as host.

Cowell recently returned to "Britain's Got Talent" and was egged on live TV during the finale.

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