Kenan Thompson is the newest star who has been tapped to fill in for Simon Cowell as a decide on “America’s Got Expertise.”
The “Saturday Evening Dwell” solid member will briefly take over for Cowell, who underwent again surgical procedure over the weekend of Aug. 10 following a motorbike accident. Sources near “AGT” say there is no such thing as a phrase but as to when Cowell will return to his internet hosting seat. Final week, Kelly Clarkson was the one to briefly take Cowell’s place.
Thompson will be a part of this season’s common judging panel of Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara, and host Terry Crews for Tuesday and Wednesday’s reside telecasts. The information comes solely a pair weeks after he acquired yet one more Emmy nomination within the supporting actor in a comedy sequence for his work on “SNL.”
Cowell was hospitalized on Aug. eight after a motorbike accident at his residence in Malibu. In line with an announcement from his reps, he was testing out a brand new electrical bicycle within the courtyard of his residence when he fell. He was in surgical procedure for 5 hours however is now stated to be recovering.
He put out his personal assertion final Sunday, thanking followers for the outpouring of assist he has acquired. He additionally thanked the docs and nurses on the hospital, calling them “A number of the nicest folks I’ve ever met.”
Thompson is about to deepen his ties with NBC by the upcoming comedy sequence “Kenan,” which is slated to premiere someday midseason. The present facilities on a not too long ago widowed host of Atlanta’s quantity 2 morning present (Thompson), who struggles to stability his job and his younger daughters regardless of all of the “assist” he will get from his father-in-law (Don Johnson) and his brother/assistant/supervisor/home visitor (Chris Redd). Thompson has latest expertise within the visitor judging area, having the joined “The Masked Singer” panel of judges for a pair episodes final 12 months.