In an exclusive promo for the show, Cowell is seen tied up and wearing a mask, making him look very much like Hannibal Lector.
When team AGT removes the mask, the new judge asks, “Is all of this necessary? I don’t actually bite.”
Howie Mandell isn’t so sure, replying, “That’s not what we heard.”
“Well now. Dinner is served,” says Cowell, 56.
America’s Got Talent premieres May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.