Terry Crews, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough join ‘America’s Got Talent’ season 14 (EXCLUSIVE) – AOL

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“America’s Got Talent” has set a new host and members of its judging panel going into Season 14, Variety has learned.

Terry Crews will take over as host of the NBC competition show from Tyra Banks. In addition, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough will serve as judges on the upcoming season, joining returning judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. Mel B. and Heidi Klum will not return as judges.

NBC’s unrivaled and beloved summer sensation “America’s Got Talent” revs up the excitement for season 14 with award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union and actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough joining the judging panel. In addition, Terry Crews will serve as host of the hit series, a role he currently fills on the highly rated “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

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AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — ‘Auditions’ — Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — ‘Auditions’ — Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – MAY 02: Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel attend the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018 at Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – MAY 02: Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel attend the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018 at Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

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Crews currently hosts “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” He also stars on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which recently debuted its sixth season on NBC. He is also known for roles in films like “Deadpool 2,” the “Expendables” franchise, and “Sorry to Bother You.” Crews has also become a highly-visible part of the #MeToo movement after coming forward with his own story of sexual assault at the hands of former WME partner Adam Venit. Crews is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Union will executive produce and star in the “Bad Boys” TV spinoff “L.A.’s Finest” on Charter’s Spectrum network that is set to premiere on May 13. She originated her character in the series in the film franchise. She is also known for starring in the BET series “Being Mary Jane” and for film roles like “Bring It On,” “Think Like a Man,” and “Breaking In.” She is repped by CAA and Primary Wave Entertainment.

Hough is a two-time professional dance champion and has appeared as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars.” She has also starred in such films as “Footloose,” “Rock of Ages,” “Safe Haven” and “Bigger.” She also starred in Fox’s “Grease: Live” and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix anthology series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.” She is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” said Meredith Ahr, president of the alternative and reality group at 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. As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 07: Actress / Dancer Julianne Hough is seen in Beverly Hills on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/GC Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: Julianne Hough attends the #BlogHer18 Health Conference at Tribeca 360 on January 31, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 02: Julianne Hough arrives at the 11th Annual Celebration Of The 2018 Female Oscar Nominees Presented By Women In Film at Crustacean on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 04: Julianne Hough attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 13: Julianne Hough attends Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Lorraine Schwartz )

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 28: Julianne Hough (L) and Brooks Laich attend City Year Los Angeles’ Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 10: Julianne Hough attends Julianne Hough and Anita Patrickson Host an evening at AMANU to benefit LOVE UNITED at Amanu on May 10, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Amanu)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JULY 28: Julianne Hough and Zedd attend the 2018 LOVELOUD Festival Powered By AT&T at Rice-Eccles Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for LOVELOUD Festival)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 15: Julianne Hough attends the 2018 Industry Dance Awards at Avalon Hollywood on August 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 28: Julianne Hough attends Variety’s annual Power of Young Hollywood at Sunset Tower Hotel on August 28, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Dancer/actress Julianne Hough attends Freestyle Releasing’s world premiere of ‘Bigger’ at the Orleans Arena on September 13, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Julianne Hough arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘A Star Is Born’ at The Shrine Auditorium on September 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 04: Julianne Hough is seen on October 04, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 17: Julianne Hough attends Justin Tranter And GLAAD Present ‘BEYOND’ Spirit Day Concert at The Sayers Club on October 17, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for GLAAD)

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Julianne Hough is seen on December 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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“America’s Got Talent” was created by Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane, and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

“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 for Fremantle North America. “They are ready to bring a new level of expertise, energy, entertainment and fun to our judging panel.”

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