America’s Got Talent: The Champions to be Hosted by Terry Crews

Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell will judge

First Contestants for America's Got Talent: The Champions Announced

Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Deadpool 2) has been named host of NBC‘s new winter edition of television’s No. 1 alternative series, America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The series, from NBC, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, will launch in January and feature the star-studded judges panel from America’s Got Talent – executive producer Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

“I am so proud and honored to join Simon, Mel, Heidi and Howie in hosting the #1 alternative series on television,” Crews said. “NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ is a show I love to watch with my family and now to actually be a part of this special edition, ‘The Champions,’ is more than I could have asked or dreamed. Now America’s Got Terry Crews!”

America’s Got Talent: The Champions will bring together the most talented, memorable, wackiest and all-around fan favorite acts from past seasons of “AGT,” featuring an array of remarkable performers. Additionally, some of the most popular acts from the other global “Got Talent” franchises, spanning 194 territories, will come to share their talents and compete against one another in the ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent.

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America’s Got Talent has remained the #1 summer show for 13 straight seasons. The series once again dominated this past summer’s television landscape with the Tuesday telecast beating the summer’s next most-watched entertainment program (excluding the Wednesday “AGT”) by +5.5 million persons. The final performance episode delivered the show’s most-watched telecast of the season to date, attracting 13 million same-day viewers.

America’s Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Syco Entertainment and Fremantle. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.