First Look at Sofia Vergara Joining ‘AGT’ Season 15 as a Judge (PHOTOS)

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Auditions" -- Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The judges table has a new addition for America’s Got Talent Season 15.

Production started on the new season Monday, and NBC released a first look at the new and returning judges and host. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara joins Heidi Klum (returning after moving over to AGT: The Champions), Simon Cowell, and Howie Mandel. Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Terry Crews once again returns to the stage as host. Check out the photo above.

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The finale also featured special performances featuring the finalists and celebrity guests.

“I’m so happy to join my new family on AGT,'” Vergara said when NBC announced her role as judge. “This is a new and exciting next chapter for me and I’m extremely proud to be the first Latin judge on the show. I can’t wait to watch all the talent and have fun with all you guys!”

“I’m so excited to be back at AGT with Simon, Howie and Terry,” Klum added. “The fact that Sofia Vergara is joining us is the icing on an already delicious cake.”

“Sofia’s infectious energy and sharp wit will blend perfectly with returning favorites Heidi, Simon, Howie, and Terry,” Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Entertainment said. “As both a respected actress and successful entrepreneur, she embodies the American dream that is synonymous with AGT‘s transformative stage.”

The judges also shared behind-the-scenes looks at the new season on Instagram. Check those posts out below.


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First day at my new job!!💃🏽💃🏽🍾🍾 @agt season 15❤️❤️ I had the best time! Thank u to my new family @simoncowell @howiemandel @heidiklum @terrycrews

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@agt season 15🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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First day @agt and it feels so good 😊 Welcome to the family @sofiavergara 😘

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Hi. Look. @SofiaVergara is joing me at the @agt judge’s desk and my bestie @heidiklum is BACK for season 15! Sofia, please don’t try to shake my hand. Fist bumps only. 🤛

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