“America’s Got Talent” is getting a new spinoff, NBCUniversal announced Thursday: “AGT: Fantasy League.”
Building on “AGT: All-Stars” and “AGT: The Champions,” the fantasy league edition will premiere in 2024. Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel are on board the new series, as is former Spice Girl Mel B. while Terry Crews will host again.
The talent competition will function similarly to a fantasy sports draft, with judges each selecting a list of their favorite performers. You can choose winners, finalists, viral sensations and fan favorites from all Got Talent franchises around the world.
The first pool will be voted on by fans in the USA
The new twist is that, similar to NBC’s other hit reality competition “The Voice,” the judges will compete together to see their team be crowned champions of the show. Judges can also use their Golden Buzzer to send their own performance straight to the finals or to steal a performance from another judge’s team.
The judges will fill their fantasy team roster with 10 acts from a field of 40 finalists. Talents include singers, dancers, ventriloquists, comedians, aerialists and magicians.
The audience will vote each week to determine which acts advance to the finals and which judge will earn the nod as their act is crowned “AGT: Fantasy League” champions.
According to NBC, “America’s Got Talent,” along with its spinoff “AGT: All-Stars,” is on pace to become the most-watched alternative summer series for 18 years in a row. “AGT” recently reached 26 million subscribers on YouTube and has 3.8 billion video views to date.
NBC is pushing more reality programming during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, including Sunday Night Football and an additional third hour of investigative news magazine “Dateline.”