Summer NBC staple “America’s Got Talent” will feature the arrivals of actress Gabrielle Union and dancer Julianne Hough (“America’s Got Talent”) as judges in place of Heidi Klum and Mel B. Union and Hough will now join executive producer Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as they return to their roles as judges.
Terry Crews, who is currently hosting “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” will serve as host in place of Tyra Banks.
“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines. I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike.”
Ahr added, “As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”
“Our millions of longtime viewers have already embraced Terry as the host of ‘AGT: The Champions,’ and we are excited to welcome Gabrielle and Julianne to the ‘AGT’ family,” said Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment Programming, Fremantle North America. “They are ready to bring a new level of expertise, energy, entertainment and fun to our judging panel.”