'America's Got Talent' Sets May Premiere Dates for 15th Season with a New Judge

Lois Oladejo
Apr 29, 2020
01:00 P.M.
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Official Instagram account of NBC's television talent hunt show, "America's Got Talent," released news about the premiere of an all-new season.



America's Got Talent

" has been announced to premiere its 15th Season on May 26. The official account shared an eye-catching poster featuring the show's host, Terry Crews,

paired with the caption


"This summer is going to be aMAYzing! #AGT returns MAY 26 on @nbc!"

Sofia Vergara attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images

Sofia Vergara attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images


The show would be returning with a bang and a new judge, popular actress Sofia Vergara, along with longtime judges Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, and Howie Mendell.

Cowell, who also serves as the show's executive producer, revealed that he was excited about the new season, and he believed that it would represent "the best in perseverance, creativity, and optimism."

He added that the new season would help bring some much-needed joy and escape, referring to the recent widespread novel coronavirus.


Despite the global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, NBC has shown that the company is willing to forge ahead with their productions. However, it remains unclear to the public how they intend to handle the live shows.

NBC also announced that their other dance talent show, "World Of Dance," would premiere a new season on the same day as "AGT." The show's executive producer, Jennifer Lopez, said:

"I'm so excited, 'World of Dance' is back this summer with a new crop of incredible dancers."


Lopez added that, what they intended to do with their show was to bring people all across the globe together, which would be helpful, especially during the challenging health climate.

While NBC has not explicitly stated that they will be producing the show remotely, a source with knowledge of the proceedings disclosed that a better part of the season had been filmed before the pandemic.


The source also added that the contestants had been allowed to provide virtual submissions for the season's auditions, and the bigwigs of the show had then turned their attention to finding a way forward.

ABC's hit singing competition, "American Idol," already set the ball rolling for remotely produced episodes, shipping all contestants topnotch equipment to help level the competition.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the upcoming episode, fans can't help but be excited about the premium entertainment the company promises to bring.

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