America’s Got Talent might have taken a break along with the world, but things are finally looking up as filming resumes for season 15. However, there’s a big change that has made this happen!
The ‘new normal’ has set in; the world is finally learning how to deal with the new times, with America’s favorite talent hunt hopping on board. America’s Got Talent has seen production restrictions lifted like many others. So, how is AGT planning to make this an exciting (and safe) ride into the future?
- AGT resumes filming season 15 of America’s Got Talent
- New safety measures making production smooth
- What to expect from America’s Got Talent Season 15
Get ready for season 15
For 14 seasons, America’s Got Talent has successfully brought some of the most amazing and mind-bending acts to screens all over the world. Throughout all seasons, talents in all forms and ages have thrilled us. Covid-19 may have shut the world down for a while, but things are finally starting to go back to normal.
With season 15, AGT promises more madness, more unbelievable acts, and also an exciting new judge.
But how exactly is this production going to happen in the middle of a pandemic?
Production ensures 100% safety
Without a doubt, safety measures are an absolute must in the current times. Masks, PPE, sanitizers, and social distancing are ways, with which we’re attempting to resume life again. AGT is doing the same. The crew has apparently been checked thoroughly, with everyone being given their own safety gear. There are also strict rules being followed, including how the episodes will be aired.
America’s Got Talent’s godfather, Simon Cowell, has reportedly mentioned that the production is being relocated to Simi Valley from the older, crowded set 40 miles northeast in Los Angeles. There’s also a smaller crew and major changes to the episodes. With these in place, the production seems to be panning out quite smoothly so far.
This is a terrific news for America’s Got Talent buffs.
Welcoming changes, and Sofia Vergara
The usual 4-episode ‘Judge Cuts’ segment has now been reduced to just a single episode. There is also a new outdoor set that has been transformed into a modern-day drive-in theater, which allows for enough social distancing. Cowell along with judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and surprise newbie Sofia Vergara are being seated 6-feet apart. The Columbian sensation is all set to bring in a new flavour to the already altered format of AGT.
What about the live shows? Well, they’re going to see an increase to 44 weeks, instead of the usual 36 weeks, and spread out over four weeks in August, tentatively. One could easily speculate if these live shows are going to go virtual, as everything in life has right now. As per reports, the crew is working on finding the safest locations and definitely debating on the audience situation.
Simon’s big plans for the future
In a conversation with Deadline, Cowell revealed how all the extra time during the lockdown helped him re-evaluate how AGT was presented to audiences, which eventually led to ideation of new formats. This sounds like a very exciting development, as the audience may be in for new surprises, new rounds, and definitely some new twists.
The producers and the crew are dedicated to making sure that production runs smoothly, with regular testing and strict protocols in place. One can see a glimmer of hope in such a situation – a hope of going back to what the world used to look like (or at least a new version of it).
So, you can look forward to something new to binge on from the last week of July – new AGT episodes created in the true 2020 style!