Shock jock Howard Stern has announced that he will be making his return to “America’s Got Talent” for its eighth season. It was said previously that he wouldn’t be coming back to the TV show, but perhaps they’ve made him an offer that he couldn’t refuse? Millions of dollars will do that to a person, no?
The network announced that he will be returning as a judge to the NBC show for the summer in 2013. Are you excited? We love Howard, he’s the Simon Cowell of “AGT”; honest and fair — and usually right.
After the announcement, Howard told his audience, “If I was the only judge, I think the show would be terrific.”
He told his listeners on his Sirius XM radio show, “If I don’t like the new judge, I’ll hit the ‘X’ on the judge while they’re talking. I’ll be like, ‘Shut up, no one wants to hear from you.’ Believe me, if I was the only judge, I think the show would be terrific. You don’t need the other judges, but all right. I got to learn to play with others.”
Head of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement, “Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage. We know that Howard believes in ‘America’s Got Talent’ — which remains America’s top-rated summer series — and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.”
He is the first judge on the show to confirm that he would be returning. Sharon Osbourne has said that she won’t be back and we are still waiting on word from Howie Mandel on whether or not he’ll be coming back.
Are you excited for the new season of “America’s Got Talent” now that Howard Stern is coming back?
Hat tip: Thanks Scottie the dork!