Viewers have been treated to all kinds of fun, incredible and unique acts with the America’s Got Talent franchise, but they say bigger is better and that’s what is coming with the new reality competition series America’s Got Talent: Extreme. Essentially, the performances that will be featured in AGT: Extreme are ones that just couldn’t be shown on a traditional stage.
America’s Got Talent quite possibly summed it up best via its Twitter:
Oh you thought #AGT was extreme enough already? We’re taking the most outrageous and jaw-dropping daredevil acts and having them vie for the ultimate title in AGT: Extreme, coming soon to @NBC! 💥 https://t.co/fY1wE56rD2May 14, 2021
Here is everything you need to know about America’s Got Talent: Extreme.
When is the next episode of America’s Got Talent: Extreme
America’s Got Talent: Extreme concludes tonight with a two-hour season finale. One act will finally be named the season's winner and go home with the $500,000 grand prize. Additionally, musical guests Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne are slated to perform.
Tune into America’s Got Talent: Extreme on NBC, Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
And do Dr. Danger and Mary have what it takes to win it all?
#Dr.DangerAndMary lit the stage (and our hearts) on FIRE with their #extreme love story! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Zbl0tKbICTMarch 11, 2022
Viewers unable to catch the series live will be able to stream episodes on Peacock the following day (Tuesday) if they are Peacock Premium subscribers.
There is no information on AGT: Extreme being made available in the U.K., though Peacock is available via Sky and NOWTV.
America’s Got Talent: Extreme judges and host
The stars of America’s Got Talent: Extreme franchise are its incredible performers, but the series is shepherded by its panel of judges and host from season to season. So who will be the ones helping to guide America’s Got Talent: Extreme along in its first season?
AGT co-creator, executive producer, and judge Simon Cowell is serving in the same roles for AGT: Extreme. Cowell will be joined on the AGT: Extreme judges’ panel by WWE superstar Nikki Bella and motocross and rally car driver Travis Pastrana.
Another AGT alum who's front and center on AGT: Extreme is Terry Crews, who's taken on hosting duties for the new spin-off.
America’s Got Talent: Extreme format
The basic premise of America's Got Talent: Extreme will continue with America's Got Talent: Extreme, but there will be a tweak, as each week will see contestants competing head-to-head. Here is the official description from NBC:
“This new 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
America’s Got Talent: Extreme trailer
America's Got Talent: Extreme is talking a big game with some of the stunts that it will be showcasing, but the best way to prove that is to see it yourself. That’s what this behind-the-scenes trailer for AGT: Extreme does, giving fans glimpses of some of the incredible acts that will be featured, as well as some of the deeply personal stories that AGT has made one of its calling cards. Watch the trailer below:
America’s Got Talent: Extreme contestants
One of the contestants revealed ahead of the show's launch was Jonathan Goodwin. In mid-October 2021, it was revealed that AGT: Extreme had suspended production following an accident involving Jonathan Goodwin during a rehearsal (opens in new tab). Thankfully, though he did suffer numerous injuries, Goodwin posted on Instagram (opens in new tab) a few days after the accident and is on the road to recovery.
Now that the show is underway, you'll find full breakdowns of who competed in each episode below, along with whether they made it through to the next round or not, as well as which lucky acts won a Golden Buzzer and headed straight to the final.
Who competed in episode one?
- Aaron Evans: parkour and freerunning athlete - through to the next round
- The Joogsquad: a trio of daredevil pranksters and content creators - through to the next round
- Verge Aero: a group of engineers who programmed a light show with 160 drones - GOLDEN BUZZER (from Simon Cowell)
- David "The Bullet" Smith: Guinness world-record-holding human cannonball - through to the next round
- Jenna Bandy: attempted to beat her own world record (90 feet) for the farthest female football throw into a target - not through
- Leeky Da Bikestar: street motocross driver - through to the next round
- Aaron Wheelz: wheelchair motocross pioneer - GOLDEN BUZZER (from Nikki Bella)
Who competed in episode two?
- Contraption Kings: BMX bikers who swapped their bikes for other impractical rides - through to the next round
- Hunter and Lillian: a grandson and grandmother dirt bike double act - through to the next round
- Diako Diaby: French inline skater - through to the next round
- Jade Kindar-Martin: high-wire walker - through to the next round
- The Flying Royals: flying trapeze act - through to the next round
- Danny Zzzz: escape artist - through to the next round
- The Cage Riders: dirt bike stunt team - GOLDEN BUZZER (from Terry Crews)
How to watch America’s Got Talent: Extreme
NBC will be the broadcast home for America's Got Talent: Extreme, which will make it easy for many to tune in and watch. The main NBC network is available on all traditional pay-TV cable/satellite services and local NBC stations can be received by TV antennas. NBC is also available on live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.
Streaming AGT: Extreme is also an option, though on a slight delay. AGT: Extreme will be made available on the Peacock streaming service the day after the latest episode airs on NBC, in this case Tuesdays. However, you will need to be a Peacock Premium subscriber to watch the show.
But what it you’re not in the U.S. or have access to Peacock and want to see these death-defying stunts? That’s when a VPN could come in handy. A VPN routes your traffic through a specific country, so it makes it look like your computer is still at home. That's pretty handy, but which service should you use? We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's got a free trial, and it's super-easy to use on any of your devices. And it makes it possible to watch this race no matter where you are.
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.
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