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America's Got Talent Returns With a New Panel and Plans for Remote Shows

ALSO: World of Dance, Hannah Gadsby, The Last O.G., The Genetic Detective, and more.
  • Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent. (Trae Patton/NBC)
    Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent. (Trae Patton/NBC)

    With Heidi Klum returning to the judging panel alongside newcomer Sofia Vergara, the summer of 2020 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for America's Got Talent. Then came the coronavirus, which shut down production midway through the auditions. While tonight's season premiere was shot pre-shutdown in late February, like Idol and The Voice before it, AGT now plans to continue production remotely in the coming weeks after it runs out of pre-taped episodes. Also today: World of Dance returns for its fourth season, Hannah Gadsby takes on her haters, and Stargirl learns more about her past. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    SEASON PREMIERE: Nothing — not even a global pandemic — will stand in the way of America's Got Talent. Future weeks will see an adapted format as the show transitions to remotely-shot episodes, but tonight's season opener (which was shot earlier this year) should give us a taste of what could have been. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NE-YO return to the judge's table for the fourth season of World of Dance. Tonight's premiere sees a challenge worthy of every dancer's Flashdance fantasies as the contestants are asked to strut their stuff in an empty warehouse. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC

    STANDUP SPECIAL: Following the success of her breakout special Nanette, Hannah Gadsby is back with Hannah Gadsby: Douglas, in which the one of a kind performer discusses her sudden fame, and how she deals with haters. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: As usual, Tray (Tracy Morgan) can't help getting into trouble on The Last O.G. Certain that his mother's beau is being unfaithful, Tray is determined to catch him in flagrante delicto. 10:30 PM ET on TBS

    SERIES PREMIERE: CeCe Moore is The Genetic Detective, a genetic genealogist who uses cutting edge DNA technology in the pursuit of criminals. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    DOCUMENTARY: Eleven years after her death, Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery looks at the troubling circumstances surrounding the young star's tragic passing, which was followed by a string of even more bizarre incidents in the months that followed. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ID

    NEW EPISODE: Courtney (Brec Bassinger) learns more about her past in the second episode of Stargirl. Meanwhile, a new enemy is poised to attack. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: America's Got Talent, NBC, Sofia Vergara, Reality TV