Los Angeles, Aug 18 (PTI) Actor-comic Kenan Thompson will fill in for Simon Cowell on this week's 'America’s Got Talent' as the music mogul recovers from a complex back surgery.
After singer Kelly Clarkson, Thompson is the latest member of the NBC network to step in for Cowell.
The 'Saturday Night Live' star will serve as a guest judge on this Tuesday and Wednesday's live telecasts of the Terry Crews-hosted reality show, alongside fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara, reported Deadline.
Thompson took to Twitter to confirm the news, saying 'Literally can not wait!!!! @AGT @nbc.' Apart from 'SNL' and comedy competition series 'Bring The Funny', Thompson also stars in the upcoming NBC comedy 'Kenan' alongside Don Johnson and Chris Redd.
Cowell, who underwent a gruelling five-hour operation following an electric bike accident on August 8, will skip this season's opening live shows. PTI RDS RDS