‘America’s Got Talent’: The Real Reason Terry Crews Is Replacing Tyra Banks

Does anyone remember the original line up of judges for America’s Got TalentIt was just three judges, journalist Piers Morgan, The Boy is Mine singer Brandy, and David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff! Better yet, what about how Who Wants To Be a Millionaire’s original host, Regis Philbin, used to be the presenter? 

The super popular NBC show is in the process of getting another makeover for its 14th season. In the time the show has been on the air, judges and hosts have come and go (for better or worse), lending a new perspective to the contest time and time again. So while the producers have shown they aren’t afraid to reinvent the show, it could spell either success or trouble for its typically stellar viewership. 

New judges are joining the ‘AGT’ panel

During this past season of America’s Got Talent the judges’ panel consisted of Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum. A recent press statement shed some light on a shift that will be occurring for the 14th season. Longtime talent judge Cowell and Canadian comedian Mandel will be returning, but fans will have to say goodbye to the Spice Girls singer and her fellow female judge.

Who will be replacing them? NBC announced that Cowell and Mandel’s new buddies will be American actress and author Gabrielle Union and the stunning dancer-actress-singer, Julianne Hough. The two ladies definitely have an armada of skills that will help them judge the contestants that come on the show. Producers can’t wait to see what a fresh set of eyes will do for the upcoming season.

Why is Tyra Banks leaving ‘AGT’ after two seasons?

Tyra Banks is no stranger to hosting TV shows. After all, she did a stellar job on America’s Next Top Model. Despite her short stint on AGT, she is ready to move on to bigger and better things. Banks is looking forward to spending more time producing and less time hosting. Her most recent project, Life Size-2 was the biggest premiere of the year for Freeform. Considering just how successful it was, it’s not surprising that Banks will be using up her time to focus on other projects where she can really let her creativity shine.

Everything isn’t all sunshine and rainbows though. During her time as a host, AGT was sued because Banks allegedly “physically manipulated and verbally abused” a young girl. That’s definitely not something the producers want or need over their heads. 

The beloved Terry Crews is joining ‘America’s Got Talent’

Terry Crews has built quite an impressive cult-like following since his acting debut in 1999. The former NFL football player has amassed a dedicated fan club as well as an army of haters, which is crazy considering Crews’ amazing personality. Despite his stature, he’s such a fun loving human being. It’s that energy that makes him an unforgettable part of comedy movies like White Chicks and Bridesmaids.

Fans of Crews and AGT just can’t wait to see how the ever-positive Crews will fill the shoes that Banks has left behind. It won’t be his first time presenting though. He was the man on the mic for the 2018 Gamer’s Choice Awards as well as the People’s Choice Awards.

Despite those being great opportunities, Crews has admitted there is something that makes this opportunity stand out from all of the others. He’s a big fan of the show! He’s also already given fans a taste of just how great he’s going to be thanks to him taking things to the next level on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Considering the show already has a special place in his heart, there’s no doubt that he will be giving this crucial role his all.