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Howard Stern Tapped as "America's Got Talent" Judge

Posted Thursday December 15, 2011 10:59 AM GMT

Adding a big name to the lineup, NBC has revealed that Howard Stern will serve as the new judge on the top-rated summer alternative series “America’s Got Talent”.

Produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, the American radio personality will provide his feedback on the colorful array of hopeful future stars who are currently auditioning in major cities around the country for the show’s upcoming seventh season.

Production of the live shows of “America’s Got Talent” also will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to helm his SiriusXM radio program.

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America’s Got Talent’ starting this summer,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. “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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