The replacement for Sharon Osbourne on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” — if a current judge on the show has his way — will be Rosie O’Donnell, The Huffington Post reports.
The show has confirmed that Howard Stern will be back as a judge when the series resumes in summer 2013. “And although no ‘official’ word has been confirmed yet as to who will be joining him, Howard has made it clear he would love to be sitting next to Rosie O’Donnell,” the story reports.
The report quotes a friend of Stern saying: "Rosie and Howard have had a tough past but now they are great friends. He thinks she is a great talent and will bring a new energy to that show."
Stern replaced Piers Morgan on the show earlier this year. In the meantime, Osbourne had a falling-out with NBC over its treatment of her son Jack on the reality show “Stars Earn Stripes,” and Osbourne announced she wouldn’t be back on “Talent.”
The piece cites a network insider saying: "NBC wants to keep Howard happy, and the chemistry between the judges is what makes the show a huge success. Just think what Rosie did when she joined ‘The View’ — suddenly the show became must-see TV again. At the moment, a list of names exists, but if it were solely up to Howard, Rosie would get the job."
O’Donnell commented for the report, saying if she were offered the job she would consider it.