Howard Stern Joins ‘America’s Got Talent’; NBC Moves Production to New York

Dec 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC announced today that Howard Stern has joined the judges panel on “America’s Got Talent,” which will move production of live shows to New York.

Stern will continue to host his New York-based SiriusXM radio show.

Announcing the move was Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming for NBC.

Stern replaces judge Piers Morgan, who has left the show.

Said Telegdy: “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.”

The show was the top-rated non-sports program in total viewers among the four major broadcast networks in summer 2011, NBC reported, marking the sixth year in the row that the show accomplished that feat. Its summer 2011 run was its highest-rated cycle ever, according to the network.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television.


  1. Well, there’s a show I won’t watch anymore.

  2. Just what the show needs. With OCD Howie and I like everyone Sharon, the show needed a name brand that will be honest with the contestants in a non-boring way. Like him or hate him Howard Stern is the right guy. Without someone like Howard the show would have imploded.

  3. In my mind, Howard is an implosion.

  4. Another reason not to watch. And to think they moved the show across the country to accommodate his presence. I feel bad for all the below-the-line people losing their jobs over this.

  5. I don’t mind that Howard got the job, I’m just glad that Morgan is no longer on the show! I am surprised though that they actually made the move to NY after all the issues I heard revolving around that. However, I’m still going to watch and I’m very interested to see what Howard brings to the table since he got his way so greatly.

  6. i’m going to watch the 1st episode of america’s got talent and if i don’t like what i see with howard stern as a judge they will lose at least two viewers.

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