Piers Morgan's Replacement

Shock jock Howard Stern is in negotiations to replace Piers Morgan on America's Got Talent, according to reports.

Howard Stern

Howard Stern is a highly-successful, if highly controversial, radio shock jock and celebrity interviewer. So what does he know about finding raw talent of the non-pornographic variety?

Piers Morgan announced his departure from America's Got Talent earlier this week, and now Stern is reportedly in talks to take over his spot at the judge's table.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Stern would make around $15 million a year alongside Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne to find the hidden talent in America and give people their big breaks. Previous winners include Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Michael Grimm, Terry Fator and Kevin Skinner.

What is the biggest sticking point? Stern's satellite radio show on SiriusXM airs out of New York, which is his longtime home base. America's Got Talent, on the other hand, shoots in a Los Angeles. Morgan's CNN show tapes in New York and the host flew back and forth to do both -- which may have been a factor in his departure.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in order to overcome this hurdle, NBC is considering moving the entire production out to New York at a cost of $10 million to the network.

Tell us: Should Howard Stern be allowed to judge America's Got Talent?

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Comments on "America's Got Talent wants Howard Stern: Too edgy?"

B.D.LEW November 25, 2011 | 7:49 AM

I would bet all the comments above came from people who have never listened to the Stern Show. They get their opinions from their pastors. Howard has more talent than anyone on T.V. or radio. He can be crude, but he is only saying what we are all thinking. Please name one person who can entertain, inform, be honest and funny for five hours a day for thirty years.

Stan November 13, 2011 | 4:10 PM

This man is the best argument for "birth Control". Horrible mistake. Sleeze is a good word. I will not be watching

Jan November 11, 2011 | 5:33 PM

No, he absolutely should NOT be allowed to judge AGT. I can't believe they are even considering it. Isn't this supposed to be a family show? Howard Stern is not about anything having to do with family values. I have watched AGT faithfully since it first came on TV. But, if Howard Stern is chosen to judge, I will not watch it again. I love the show, but my values are more important to me than AGT. Come on AGT, I know you can do better than this. What are you thinking??? Why not let America vote for next judge? Hopefully the results of that vote would show that America still does have some sense, which apparently the producers of AGT no longer have.

Joyce November 11, 2011 | 2:49 PM

If this sleeze is given 15 million for no talent, I will never watch again. This is "America's" got talent, and he is at the bottom of what America is supposed to represent. You have lost your way!

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