NBC’s America’s Got Talent season 15 began filming before the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, and they had to pause filming during auditions for the safety of the cast, crew and audience. Now, the show’s schedule has become more clear and live episodes will be going forward.
The episode that airs tonight, June 30, 2020, will be the first to be filmed after social distancing regulations began to be put in place. There will be no live audience. The episode was filmed in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and the acts performed only in front of the judges and host Terry Crews.
The episode was taped in March and was one of the last to film before they shut down for a few months. Now, the show is back to filming, with the cast and crew filming the Judge Cuts episode outdoors in LA.
Judge Cuts Will Air on July 28
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The episode that filmed this week will be Judge Cuts, and it will air on July 28 at 8 p.m. The episode will show the judges making decisions to decide which 44 acts go on to live shows.
“As bad as it is, you always have to find a solution to get back to work,” Cowell told USA Today via email. “I have sympathy for so many people in this situation, but if our show is an example, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s different, but hopefully, it will still be as popular.”
According to Jenny Groom, NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming, they were never considering the idea of scrapping the entire season.
“We wanted to figure out how can we do this in a safe manner and for fans to feel like they still get the show they love. We also talked a lot about how this is this show we feel America needs right now. They need to feel like they can escape,” she told USA Today.
Live Shows Start on August 11
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