‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme,’ shooting in Atlanta, names judges joining Simon Cowell

"America's Got Talent: Extreme" will feature Simon Cowell, Terry Crews, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana. Photo by: Eliza Morris/NBC.
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"America's Got Talent: Extreme" will feature Simon Cowell, Terry Crews, Nikki Bella and Travis Pastrana. Photo by: Eliza Morris/NBC.

Credit: Eliza Morse/NBC

“America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” which is currently shooting its first season at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, announced two of its judges today: WWE star Nikki Bella and motocross and rally car driver Travis Pastrana.

They join Simon Cowell, an executive producer and judge on “America’s Got Talent,” on the judge’s panel.

“AGT” host Terry Crews, who is also an actor, will also serve as host of this show.

NBC has not announced a premiere date yet.

The network said the spin-off series “will showcase the most outrageous, unique and jaw-dropping acts of enormous scale and magnitude that simply cannot be confined to a theater stage. Each week contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, intense and often times beautiful performances to vie for a $500,000 prize and the ultimate title, the champion of “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.’”

The original show, created by Cowell, debuted in 2006 and has been a top-rated summer show for the past 15 years.

Bella stars on the E! reality show “Total Divas” and the spin-off “Total Bellas” with her twin sister Brie. Pastrana has won championships in motocross, Supercross and rally car racing.

The series began taping at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sept. 27 and there is space for those who want to watch the show through Oct. 15. You can sign up at on-camera-audiences.com/shows/Americas_Got_Talent_EXTREME.

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