Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, popular for her role in “Modern Family”, is added to the panel of judges on the television program ” american, “America”s Got Talent” (AGT), along with Heidi Klum, who returns to the contest.
The signing of Vergara llegá after the previous members of the jury Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union decided to abandon the format by differences with respect to the type of jokes the rest of the participants, and to witness a “toxic culture” during the recordings.
In particular, the Union stated that decided to leave his post when he heard a racist joke to his buddy Jay Leno, who came as a guest judge to the program, which supposedly also told them that their hairstyles were “too black”.
After these complaints, the NBC, which broadcasts the contest, and the union that represents its workers opened an investigation, with which both parties agreed to “put in place new ways of working”.
So, Klum and Vergara will join Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel to form the jury of the season 15 of the talent competition.
The new work of the colombian is the first result of the meetings held Vergara with the senior of the group, NBCUniversal, which controls both the NBC as the hispanic network Telemundo.
Several publications specialized in the entertainment industry reported on the meeting of Vergara with executives to explore different possibilities, now that it ended the series “Modern Family”, which became an international star.
The star, this decade was the actress best paid of the american television to earn 48 million dollars in the season of “Modern Family” 2017 and 2018, also owns one of the firms representing artists most important hispanics in the U.S.
Now, the recruitment of Vergara for the new season of the program seen in the industry as a way to improve the image of the “show” with the minority communities of the country.