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Everything to Know About AGT: Fantasy League

Terry Crews, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell are all returning for the first-ever AGT: Fantasy League with the addition of a face from Judge's past.

By Elizabeth Logan

Your favorite competition series is back with a twist. Following the success of spin-offs like AGT: All-Stars and AGT: Champions, the latest iteration, America's Got Talent: Fantasy League pits Judge against Judge to determine who can put together the best line-up of amazing Acts, and we've got the inside scoop on the upcoming series. Here's everything you should know before tuning in.

How to Watch

Watch AGT on NBC and Peacock

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When does AGT: Fantasy League premiere?

Fantasy League kicks off at the top of the New Year, premiering Monday, January 1 at 8/7c.

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A star you'll recognize is returning as an AGT Judge

Mel B stands on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival wearing a sequin leopard dress

Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel will stay in their seats behind the Judges' table, and the one and only Mel B is returning, too. The Spice Girl previously served as a Judge on Seasons 8 through 13, in addition to AGT: Champions.

“I think I just had been knocking on the door for way too long, they were like, ‘Okay, we will let her in, we will let her back,'" Mel B explained to Extra about her return. “I got asked. I thought, ‘Yes, who wouldn’t want to join this show?’”

She also told the outlet she's looking forward to working with close friend Klum again. "We’ve never really been apart. We’re always kind of texting each other and sending silly photos and stuff. But to be back with everybody, that’s been quite surreal.”

Will Howie scoop up all the comedy Acts and send the singers to Simon and Mel? Or will Heidi shake it up and draft all the dancers? Anything could happen, and the charismatic Terry Crews is set to host.

The 40 Acts have already been announced

Split of Adrian Stoica, Darci Lynne, and Kodi Lee

A full list of all 40 Acts returning to AGT for Fantasy League were announced on November 15 and include past winners Kodi Lee, Darci Lynne, Adrian Stoica & Hurricane, and Aidan Bryant.

The Judges are a part of the competition

Out of a pool of Acts, each Judge will choose 10 for their roster, and every week the audience vote will determine who moves forward, granting that Act's Judge bragging rights and getting them one step closer to seeing their Act crowned champion. Just like in a sports fantasy league, the Judges are invested in the performance of their players as they act as Mentors.

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Simon Cowell  Mel B Heidi Klum Howie Mandel laugh together on the red carpet for Americas got talent

The Golden Buzzer is back...with a twist

Once again, the Golden Buzzer can send an act straight to the finals, but judges can also use their buzzers to poach acts from another judge's team! This could get just as exciting as the instant save. But the final reprieve is, as always, viral fame, which is available to exciting acts at any time.

Where to watch AGT: Fantasy League 

Starting Monday, January 1, 2024, watch AGT: Fantasy League Mondays at 8/7c on NBC and stream next day on Peacock. 

Originally published Sep 21, 2023.