The midseason America’s Got Talent offshoot AGT: Extreme began filming at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Sept 29) and now NBC officially announces the judges panel. AGT judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel will be sitting this one out.
Instead, sitting alongside executive producer Simon Cowell will be WWE star Nikki Bella, as well as professional motocross and rally car driver Travis Pastrana.
Additionally, America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews will also serve in that capacity for AGT: Extreme.
NBC will announce the premiere, set for Winter 2022, at a later date.
According to the NBC press release, the new series will showcase the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage. Each week contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, intense and often times beautiful performances to vie for a $500,000 prize and the ultimate title, the champion of America’s Got Talent: Extreme
WWE superstar Nikki Bella is a TV personality, entrepreneur, producer, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, and the longest-reigning divas champion. She became a household name starring on E!’s hit reality show Total Divas as well as six seasons of Total Bellas with her twin sister, Brie, which she also executive produced.
Nikki and DWTS pro Artem Chigvintsev are engaged and have a son
Additionally, Nikki competed on Dancing with the Stars season 25 in 2017, and found romance with her pro partner Artem Chigvintsev. The two were eliminated in week 7. The engaged couple had a baby together, Matteo Artimovich Chigvintsev on July 31 2020.
Travis Pastrana has won championships in both two-wheel and four-wheel competitions with a career encompassing freestyle motocross, supercross, motocross, rally car racing, NASCAR and off-road. Pastrana’s fan base spans the spectrum of sports from the action sports enthusiast to mainstream sports fan fueled by a lifestyle apparel brand and live tour.
Tickets are available for AGT Extreme live tapings in Atlanta
AGT: Extreme will be taping shows through Friday October 16 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. COVID protocols are in place, but there is separate seating for unvaxed fans. Sign up for tickets at On Camera Audiences.