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Howard Stern Announces He Will Join “America’s Got Talent”

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One Long Island star announced exciting news today.

Howard Stern is the newest judge for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

The radio talk show host announced the news on his Sirius radio show earlier today.

According to MTV, Stern was joined by his agent, Don Buchwald, who presented the official contracts for the NBC show.

Stern noted that he was asked to join the show a few months ago.

He’s set to join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. He will replace Piers Morgan, who is reportedly leaving the show after Season 6.

“I’m leaving America’s Got Talent after 6 wonderful years,” Morgan tweeted earlier.

Stern commented on how he will be as Morgan’s replacement. He said, according to Huffington Post, “I’m going to be Piers [Morgan] on steroids,” and that “It’s going to be a no-nonsense judge … I’m going to go there as a serious judge … It’s gonna be something else … I am very excited.”

Production will begin in New York in February. The show was previously taped in California.

“I think the show’s going to be even more exciting from New York,” he said.

Stern will make his return to the network that famously fired him for his radio show antics he’s known best for.

According to the Washington Post, “Talent” is NBC’s most watched series, and the most watched show of the summer on any network, clocking 14.3 million viewers on Tuesday nights last summer and 13.3 million on Wednesdays – both series highs for the six-season-old show.

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