America's Got Talent

It's official! Howard Stern joins 'America's Got Talent'

Dec. 15, 2011 at 9:21 AM ET

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Radio personality Howard Stern is joining "America's Got Talent."

Shortly after the first rumors surfaced about the possibility of Howard Stern joining "America's Got Talent," the self-proclaimed King of All Media predicted that he'd outperform past panelist David Hasselhoff. While few Stern fans could doubt that, he'll soon have a chance to prove it to "Got Talent" viewers.

On Thursday morning, NBC announced that it's official: Stern will get a spot on the panel.

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Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC, said, "Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer. 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.”

Stern will be stepping in to replace former "Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan, who decided the reality TV competition was just too much to juggle with his CNN show.

On Stern's Thursday morning Sirius XM radio show, the shock jock confirmed the news.

The show's official Twitter feed has since featured updates.

"Howard says he'll start shooting in February and actually be traveling the country to do the audition rounds.  #H100 #AGT," one update read.

But once those auditions are over, Stern won't have to worry about hitting the road for the regular rounds. Production of the live show will travel to him in New York.

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