America's Got Talent Replacing Judges for Season 14?
America’s Got Talent has been around since 2006 and has gained some loyal fans over the years. The judges' panel has been changed a number of times during its 13-long season run.
Are Judges Being Replaced?
AGT has seen the likes of Piers Morgan, Brandy, Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff and Howard Stern as the judges in the past. The longest-serving host of AGT is Howie Mandel since season 5, and without a doubt, fans love him seeing on the panel. Heidi Klum and Mel B joined the panel in season 8 and Simon Cowell, the creator of the Got Talent franchise and AGT, started as a judge since season 11.
Fans have seen Mel B, Heidi, Howie and Simon together for quite some time now, but that might change for the upcoming season of AGT. Rumour has it, the judges' panel might see new faces, replacing Mel B, Heidi and Howie, altogether.
A source told Page Six,
The word on the street is they are replacing all AGT judges except Simon [Cowell]...It started with [talk about replacing] Mel B and now it’s everyone. Tyra [Banks] is gone.
However, the replacements haven’t been decided so far, but sources revealed that “Simon’s ready for new judges.” While you might be upset knowing that but the other part of the rumor says the otherwise.
Another source told Page Six about the rumor,
It’s inaccurate...The brand is extending, and is doing phenomenally well.
Simon has been out of the replacement rumor, and it is less surprising as well. The 59-year-old has been associated in the multiple versions of the show and has also recently renewed his deal with NBC. He told,
I want to thank NBC for their continued passion and belief for America’s Got Talent over the past few years. Without NBC, we wouldn’t be making Got Talent and I’m very proud to work with them. Together, with a fantastic production team, we have been able to attract the best talent in the world. I’m very excited for the next few years.
There has been no news of who is replacing Tyra Banks for season 14. The new season is yet to be confirmed but is guaranteed to continue.