Now that we’ve seen new host Terry Crews in action on the 14th season premiere of “America’s Got Talent,” we want YOUR opinion: Do you miss former host Tyra Banks, or is Terry a major improvement? Be sure to vote in our poll below.
After starring on “AGT” for two seasons, Tyra opted not to return for the current 2019 cycle. Of course, Terry is no stranger to the reality TV show, having hosted spinoff series “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” earlier this year.
During Tuesday’s two-hour premiere episode, Terry notably thanked producer/creator/judge Simon Cowell for officially hiring him as the new host. Simon responded, “More importantly, I want to thank you and our new arrivals [Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough] for trusting us by coming on this show.” Simon then congratulated Howie Mandel for being on the show for 10 years, more than any other judge in “AGT” history.
In our recent interview with Terry, he revealed that “America’s Got Talent” was a “staple” in his household for years. “We used to sit down and watch and cheer and vote,” explained the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor. “My kitchen island will never be the same, because [when I got the call to host] I actually jumped up on it and danced around like, ‘Holy Cow!’ My family screamed. Everybody just went crazy.”
Tyra hosted Season 12 and Season 13 of “AGT,” replacing long-time ringleader Nick Cannon. The supermodel began her career when she was just a child. She then moved over to the acting world before reigning supreme on competition program “America’s Next Top Model.” During her tenure on the show she impressed viewers by picking two out-of-the-box Golden Buzzer acts: neon dance crew Light Balance and acrobatic dance group Zurcaroh.
As longtime fans of “AGT” may recall, Regis Philbin hosted the inaugural season back in 2006. He only lasted one year, with Jerry Springer replacing him for the second and third seasons in 2007 and 2008. Nick then joined up with the show in 2009, with his final appearance being the Season 11 finale in 2016. Tyra hosted the next two years, with Terry now being the official overseer for Season 14 in 2019.