Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews, Julianne Hough Join “America’s Got Talent”

Gabrielle Union. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9660894ai)

The upcoming season of America’s Got Talent will welcome two new judges and a new host.

The fourteenth season of the hugely successful talent competition will add Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough to the judge’s table. Taking over hosting of NBC’s flagship summer series is Terry Crews.

“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” Meredith Ahr, president, alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, said Monday in a statement. “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. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”

Union and Hough are taking over judging duties from Heidi Klum and Mel B. They will join executive producer Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. 

This is the first change to the judges in three years. Tyra Banks served as host for two seasons.