The summer hit that is America’s Got Talent will start filming for its 12th season next week and it appears the search for a new host is nearly complete.
According to TMZ, Simon Cowell has narrowed his choices down to three comedians: Marlon Wayans, Tone Bell and Brandon Mychal Smith.
While Wayans is the top choice, Bell and Smith both have a solid chance to become the host as well says the gossip site.
Nick Cannon quit the show after eight seasons due to a dispute with NBC, who discussed firing him over a joke about the network on his Showtime comedy special.
Cowell will have a little more time to find Cannon’s replacement as tapings for the new season, which premieres this summer, were canceled due to the death of Mel B’s father.
Simon will join Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel on the judging panel for the second straight season.
America’s Got Talent premieres season 12 this summer on NBC.