NBC Announces New Spinoff of “America’s Got Talent” – “AGT: Fantasy League” Scheduled for 2024
NBC has revealed plans for a captivating new spinoff of the immensely popular talent competition series, “America’s Got Talent,” titled “AGT: Fantasy League.” The network made this exciting announcement on Thursday, with the show’s premiere slated for 2024.
“AGT: Fantasy League” introduces a fresh twist to the competition. Drawing inspiration from the concept of fantasy sports drafts, the judges, along with the audience’s involvement, will assemble a roster of their favorite acts. Contestants available for selection include winners, finalists, viral sensations, and fan favorites from both the “America’s Got Talent” and “Got Talent” franchises from around the world. This marks the first time in the franchise’s history that judges will actively compete alongside the contestants. They will mentor and guide their chosen acts throughout the competition, all aiming to secure the coveted title of champion. The familiar Golden Buzzer is set to make a return, with a twist: judges can utilize their Golden Buzzer for their own act or strategically to steal an act from another judge’s team.
The esteemed judging panel for “AGT: Fantasy League” will feature the return of Mel B, who will join the executive producer Simon Cowell, along with Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Additionally, Terry Crews will be back to host the show.
Viewers will have the opportunity to participate by voting for their preferred contestants through the “America’s Got Talent” app. Voting begins on September 27th following the “AGT” finale. A pool of 40 acts will be chosen to participate in the “AGT” draft, with judges meticulously selecting 10 acts each for their fantasy teams. These acts encompass a wide range of talents, from singers and dancers to ventriloquists, comedians, aerialists, magicians, and more. Viewers will be able to cast their votes each week to determine which acts advance to the finals as the show unfolds.
The spinoff is executive produced by Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, and Jason Raff. Production is a collaboration between Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. “AGT: Fantasy League” joins the roster of successful spinoffs within the franchise, including “AGT: All-Stars” and “AGT: The Champions.”