NBC’s America’s Got Talent is going global next year with the special edition titled The Champions, and who’s better to present it to the world than Terry Crews. The network announced that Crews, who also plays a role on their newly acquired sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will serve as the host of America’s Got Talent: The Champions when the show premieres in January.
“I am so proud and honored to join Simon, Mel, Heidi and Howie in hosting the No. 1 alternative series on television,” said Crews after the announcement. “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!”
This won’t be the first hosting experience for Terry Crews. From 2014 to 2015, Crews was a host game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He also served in the same role for Netflix’s competition reality show Ultimate Beastmaster in 2017.
The Champions will see notable contestants from the previous season of America’s Got Talent, as well as its international spinoffs, getting a second chance to fight for the grand money prize and international fame. According to recent reports, one of the contestants will also be Britain’s Got Talent season 3 runner-up Susan Boyle, who went on to sell 19 million albums after appearing on the show. ATG: The Champions will also see Simon Cowell, Mel B., Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel return as judges.