“America’s Got Talent Extreme” is coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20.
The spinoff of the sturdy summer competition show will focus on the more dangerous and death-defying acts from the original show, especially those that can’t be confined in a theater, where the original show is set. (On occasion, that show has allowed acts to do stunts outside.)
Tickets to view tapings of “America’s Got Talent Extreme” will be available at On Camera Audiences, which helps shepherd live audiences to TV shows.
The website has this note, as of Friday morning: “Submit your info for tickets now and we will email you when released. Don’t miss out! There will be 2 audience areas to accommodate fully vaccinated and non vaccinated audience members. If you are fully vaccinated, answer yes when asked when submitting for ticket. The minimum age to attend is 12.”
The speedway could fit up to 125,000 people, but obviously, the show will reserve space for significantly fewer than that.
Simon Cowell, an executive producer, will join the judges’ panel, according to an NBC press release in May. He has been a judge on “America’s Got Talent” since 2016 and made his mark in America during his time on “American Idol” in the 2000s. Known for his snarky and often brazen honesty on “Idol,” the 61-year-old Brit’s judging has been noticeably less barbed on “AGT.”
So far, NBC has released very little information about “America’s Got Talent Extreme” and has yet to announce the host or the rest of the judges’ panel.
TBS last year shot a similar “Extreme” reality competition show in Macon called “The Go-Big Show” during the pandemic at the Macon Coliseum, with the audience in automobiles in the parking lot. It aired earlier this year. A season two has been announced but TBS has not said where the show is going to shoot.