Did watching “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” make you miss the main show? Were you as frustrated as we were not to be able to vote for the winner of this spin-off? Then don’t despair. We’ve got all the details on the upcoming season 14 of “America’s Got Talent” including the start date and names of the new judges and host. Scroll down to find out everything you need to know (and don’t worry, there are no superfans in sight).
“AGT” will return to the NBC schedule in late spring, with the two-hour premiere airing on May 28 at at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Terry Crews, who presided over “AGT: The Champions” replaces Tyra Banks as the host of this reality competition series. Only the two men on the judging panel — Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel — are returning. Mandel has been with “AGT” since season 5 while Cowell, who also executive produces the show, joined in season 11. Mel B and Heidi Klum, who came on board in season 8, are being replaced by actress Gabrielle Union and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Julianne Hough.
The audition episodes run every week until July 9. Over the course of these six episodes, we will see each of the judges and Crews hit the golden buzzer once apiece to send five lucky acts straight through to the live shows.
The four episodes showcasing the judges cuts begin on July 16. The last of these will air on Tuesday, August 6. Each episode features a guest judge who gets a Golden Buzzer too.
At that point, “AGT” will start airing live shows, with three weeks of quarterfinals every Tuesday and Wednesday from August 13 to 28. There will be 36 acts in all (nine Golden Buzzers, two dozen from the judges cuts rounds, and three wildcards chosen by the producers). Each week, 12 acts will perform with seven making it through to the semi-finals.
The semi-finals are live on September 3, 4, 10 and 11. Aside from the 21 acts put through in the quarter-finals there will be one more wildcard. Each week, 11 acts will perform with five making it to the finals. The two-part final will air live on September 17 and 18. On the last night, the top five will be revealed before a countdown to the ultimate winner. Besides bragging rights, the champion act gets $1 million and a a chance to headline at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.