With Piers Morgan leaving the NBC show America’s Got Talent to focus on his fledgling CNN talk show there of course is an opening in the judge’s table and word has it that shock jock Howard Stern is chatting with producers to join the program.
Good move. Especially for Howard and his radio show on Sirius/XM Radio.
Stern has pretty much been a blip on the radar screen since joining the satellite service several years ago but this would make him a household name again should this agreement between him and the show actually happen. And with Stern joining Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne on America’s Got Talent, he would be the biggest name at the judge’s table because the production would move from the west coast to New York.
Stern would be the highest paid on the show as well. He’s looking for a payday that would generate upwards of $15 million per year from America’s Got Talent and would keep his job doing the radio show on Sirius/XM Radio. Which the latter could benefit greatly from any type of exposure for the satellite brand which pretty much needs a boost.
And Howard Stern becoming part of a network show gives him that national exposure he needs to garner again since leaving free radio. Except for getting former Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner fired for chatting with him about his sex life on Stern’s radio show you don’t hear a lot about Howard Stern.