‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Terry Crews to Host ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’

Winter edition of popular summer competition series will debut in January

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Terry Crews will host the winter version of “America’s Got Talent,” called “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

The series, from NBC, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, will launch in January and feature the regular judges panel from “America’s Got Talent” — executive producer Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Tyra Banks hosts the normal summer version of “AGT.”

This “Champions” edition will bring together the most talented, memorable, wackiest and all-around fan favorite acts from past seasons of “AGT.”

“I am so proud and honored to join Simon, Mel, Heidi and Howie in hosting the #1 alternative series on television,” Crews said. “NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ is a show I love to watch with my family and now to actually be a part of this special edition, ‘The Champions,’ is more than I could have asked or dreamed. Now America’s Got Terry Crews!”

Crews stars on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which is moving from Fox to NBC at midseason. He appeared films “Deadpool 2” and “Sorry to Bother You” this summer.

“America’s Got Talent” has been the top show of the summer for the past 13 years, posting a 2.8 rating in the advertiser-preferred adults 18 to 49 demographic, when factoring in seven days of delayed viewing.