“America’s Got Talent” has resumed production on its present fifteenth season amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
The NBC contest series began last week shooting in Los Angeles and has multiple safety measures in place, and crew is guarded.
Producers Sam Donnelly and creator Simon Cowell and Jason Raff told Deadline.
USA Today recently reported America’s Got Talent’s now airing Season 15, which started taping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As awful as it is, you constantly have to find a remedy to get back to work,” judge Simon Cowell wrote into the publication in an email address. He continued:
I have sympathy for so many people in this circumstance, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel if our show is an illustration. It will be popular, although it is different.
USA spoke to the EVP of choice programming of the network. She confirmed it wasn’t even a potential option to closed this America’s Got Talent down season altogether.
“We wanted to determine how we can do so safely and for fans to feel as though they still get the show they love,” Groom explained. There is an explicit concern due to their viewers’ wants and needs during this moment ever.
“We also talked a great deal about how this really is this show we believe America needs right now,” the executive continued. “They need to feel like they can escape.”
‘America’s Got Talent’ airing through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic means the reality competition show will seem somewhat different.
USA Today reported that America’s Got Talent, “summertime most-watched show,” is taking every precaution — so enthusiasts still get their TV show. The publication enlarged that luckily, when lockdowns were put in place, AGT had”about two-thirds of audition filming completed.” When things got more serious,” producers took a cautionary approach, filming the last few days with no audience.”
The NBC executive order Groom also told USA Today that they use to keep their reality TV characters.
“We have the four judges show up independently in automobiles,” she said. From that point,” they stroll to place, and it’s this big, type of drive-in movie screen.” That is where seats are put up feet apart from one another — so the judges can watch the functions, as well as interact with the contestants — from where on earth they are.
“It was really inspiring,” Groom highlighted. It got catchy with some acts, of course.
“When you’ve got a lot of pigs that are doing an aerialist, that’s a little bit harder to perform on an iPhone,” Groom confessed. On the other hand, the manufacturers are confident that this year of America’s Got Talent will still impress the viewer at home.
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For his part, America’s Got Talent star Simon Cowell loved coming back together to get the Judge Cuts episodes.
“It was surreal, like being in a film,” Cowell wrote in his email address. The former American Idol judge continued:
As we drove onto the lot, everybody is walking around with masks and what we can do, what we can not do, and we’re told we go into this area, and I am thinking this is going to be a challenging moment. But there was this buzz of excitement that we were back together.
Later in the summer, America’s Got Talent will raise the number of live shows it airs, “to partially compensate for the reduction of performances during the abbreviated Judge Cuts round.”