‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 14: Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union Join the Judging Panel

America's Got Talent Season 14
Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough and Terry Crews on board for NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ season 14

Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union will be joining the judging panel for season 14 of America’s Got Talent. Hough (Dancing with the Stars, Rock of Ages) and Union (Bring It On, Bad Boys II) will be checking out the acts alongside returning judges executive producer Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.

NBC also announced Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sorry to Bother You) will host season 14. Crews is currently hosting the America’s Got Talent: The Champions edition.

“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of America’s Got Talent is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” stated Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines. I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike.”

“Our millions of longtime viewers have already embraced Terry as the host of AGT: The Champions, and we are excited to welcome Gabrielle and Julianne to the AGT family,” said Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment Programming, Fremantle North America. “They are ready to bring a new level of expertise, energy, entertainment and fun to our judging panel.”

America’s Got Talent season 14 auditions are currently underway. Auditions are still being accepted online at AGTauditions.com. The process closes on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12am ET.

The ratings giant was created by Simon Cowell. Cowell serves as an executive producer with Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane, and Richard Wallace. AGT continues to rank first among all alternative shows during the summer season. According to NBC, last summer’s season averaged 14 million viewers.