Sofia Vergara could be filling one of the seats left vacant after Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough got fired from ‘America’s Got Talent.’
As first reported by lovebscott.com, Gabrielle Union was fired after she spoke up about problematic racism and sexism on set.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Sofia met with ‘AGT’ honchos Wednesday for 2 hours. She was 20 minutes late for the meeting, but that didn’t dissuade the decision-makers.
Our sources say Sofia had a big audience over at NBC, from Entertainment Prez Paul Telegdy on down. There were also members of Fremantle present, which produces ‘AGT.’
As you know … Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were not invited back for the next installment of ‘AGT.’
Our sources say although ‘AGT’ was top of mind, the honchos wanted to meet with Sofia on a variety of possible projects, including dramas and a possible Spanish language project — NBC owns Telemundo.
“Modern Family” is in its last season, and we’re told NBC wants to get into business with Sofia … our sources say she’s a “global star” who is an extremely versatile entertainer.
‘America’s Got Talent’ is set to air next month. It’ll be interesting to see who’s willing to help NBC/Fremantle save face.