Howard Stern announced this morning that he is going to be a judge on America’s Got Talent on NBC. I am not sure how this is going to turn out for Howard. I think he will do a good and serious job as the host of the show. I suppose I will watch the show for the first time. I don’t think Howard will keep me watching one of these shows. It is interesting that he took a gig like this after all these years and all the denials over the last few weeks. To show the power of Stern, the show is moving from LA to New York to accomodate him.
After months of speculation, Sirius satellite radio host Howard Stern confirmed on Thursday (December 15) that he will join the judging panel of one of his favorite reality TV shows, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
“I’m going to be Piers [Morgan] on steroids,” Stern promised, in reference to former lead judge Piers Morgan. “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.”
On his satellite show on Thursday, Stern was joined by his long-time agent, Don Buchwald, who made a rare on-air appearance to present the show’s host with the official contracts for his new gig. Stern took great pleasure in joking about how he was going to be back with NBC, the company that famously fired him in 1985 for his lewd on-air behavior on his WNBC radio show.
“I am very happy for you because I know how much you love this show,” said longtime sidekick Robin Quivers. “I will find the next superstar,” Stern promised.
Stern said Buchwald got a call several months ago from the producers of the show asking if the radio icon would be interested in joining the program’s judging panel, which also includes his good pals Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.