The King of All Media is heading to prime-time.
Howard Stern on his radio show Thursday confirmed he'll take the spot vacated by Piers Morgan on America's Got Talent.
“It's official - Howard just signed on the dotted line - he is now the newest judge on America's Got Talent! #H100,” according to a tweet from his show’s verified account Thursday. “Howard says he's really excited the America's Got Talent job.”
And in another big announcement - production on Anerica’s Got Talent will move from Los Angeles to New York City, where Stern will continue to conduct his SiriusXM radio show.
“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent starting this summer,” said NBC alternative programming head Paul Telegdy. “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.”
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On his radio show, Stern said: “I take judging very seriously … in order to up my credibility, I will wear a suit.”
Stern has long been a fan of TV talent shows, devoting countless on-air hours to discussions of two of his favorites, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
With the signing, the 57-year-old funnyman adds yet another notch to the amazing belt that’s been his career, having found success in both terrestrial and satellite radio formats with his top-rated morning show; two best-selling books (1993’s Private Parts and 1995’s Miss America); a well-rated CBS variety show from 1998 to 2001; a record-setting pay-per-view special with Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten Eve 1994; and a number one movie with 1997’s Private Parts.