America’s Got Talent 2024 Confirmed: Which Judges are Returning?

America's Got Talent 2023 - Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara
Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara — (Photo by:Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent will return in 2024 with Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Terry Crews

America’s Got Talent season 19 will return next summer with judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and host Terry Crews. Auditions for the next season are currently underway. Interested acts can visit to register for an upcoming audition city or to submit a video online.

During Tuesday’s finale, Sofia Vergara confirmed her return and explained why she wasn’t participating in the America’s Got Talent spinoff AGT: Fantasy League with Simon, Howie, Heidi and Terry. “I have other things to do!” she declares. Sofia also did not participate in AGT: All Stars earlier this year. Sofia promised that her replacement, former AGT judge Mel B., will be the perfect replacement. However, she assured everybody that she’ll be back for the summer edition.

Sofia Vergara will return to AGT in the summer after sitting out AGT: Fantasy League

Later in the broadcast, Terry reminded fans that Howie would be starting his fifteenth season as a judge on America’s Got Talent when the show returns for season 19. He is the longest serving judge on the current panel, joining for season 5 in 2010. He took the place of former judge David Hasselhoff.

America’s Got Talent is on pace to be the most-watched summer broadcast alternative series for 18 consecutive years. Season 18 has been the most successful season on social to date, bringing in 2.9 billion video views since its premiere on May 30, 2023. (All Platforms). Each platform hit new milestones, with YouTube surpassing 26M subscribers and TikTok 10M followers, and Facebook growing to 22.2M followers. YouTube Shorts contributed to the success this season, bringing in 40% of total views and our most viral video of Shadow Ace which has gained 202M views to date.

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