Sofia Vergara may be headed to the judge’s chair on ‘America’s Got Talent’ after Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were fired from the show after 1 season, a new report claims! The actress reportedly wowed NBC execs during an hours long meeting on Dec. 18.
UPDATE: (12/19/19, 3:45 p.m. ET) — A source close to production tells HollywoodLife, “We can confirm that a meeting with Sofia was held where a variety of projects were discussed, including AGT. We are actively talking to a number of people about the open judge seats on AGT.”
ORIGINAL: America’s Got Talent appears to be moving fast to replace its two new judge’s spots. Sofia Vergara met with show executives for two hours on Wednesday, according to TMZ, which sites sources close to the situation. Despite being a reported 20 minutes late, Sofia, 47, wowed those in attendance at the meeting, including NBC Entertainment President Paul Telegdy and members of Fremantle, which produces AGT, sources say.
AGT was a “top of mind” topic at the meeting, TMZ reports. However, Sofia was reportedly on hand to discuss a number of potential opportunities, including dramas and a possible Spanish language project, as NBC also owns Telemundo. HollywoodLife reached out to America’s Got Talent, as well as a representative for Sofia Vergara.
Fans of Sofia’s will know that she has starred in the hit comedy, Modern Family, which is currently in its last season, since 2009. NBC reportedly eyed up the “global star” knowing she’ll be a free agent after the show wraps and hopes to get into business with her, sources say, noting that the network believes she’s a very versatile entertainer.