Howard Stern will Replace Piers Morgan as a Judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
Big Money Stern confirmed this via twitter – which we all know by know makes everything official!
Shooting starts in February and the surprising thing is that Howard will be travelling for all of the auditions. This will make it extremely difficult for the shock jock to do his show on SiriusXM at the same time, however production will move from Los Angeles to New York to accommodate Stern.
NBC released a statement,
“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer, He’s a proven innovator and his track record in broadcasting is truly remarkable. Howard is very passionate about this show and is fully committed to its future success.”
Stern is known for his antics and lewd and raunchy interviews but he said that NBC never lectured him on behaving. He basically pitched NBC his ideas and the network was on board.
The Parents Television Council started in almost immediately calling the move to sign Howard “desperate”.
HOW MUCH WILL HOWARD GET PAID FOR AMERICA’S GOT TALENT?
According to the LA Times it’s rumored that NBC will be paying Howard 10 million dollars per season. NBC has not confirmed or denied this. If you are wondering “why so much”? Free promotion and a guaranteed spot at being the summer’s number one show on prime time for two nights per week.
Not only does Stern have a huge following, he has his own radio show. He already had Sharon Osbourne on the show and gave her a hard time about giving gay contestants too much props!! Stern said,
To like someone because they’re gay is ridiculous,
Hats off to NBC – this is a good move all around. What will be really interesting is Robin Quivers – Stern’s co-host hates AGT, Stern hate’s NBC and Jay Leno, and Stern loves CBS’s Dave Letterman. This will make for an interesting dynamic.