Howard Stern likely headed to 'America's Got Talent'
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that NBC is trying to get Howard Stern to replace Piers Morgan as the third judge on its top-rated summer reality staple, "America's Got Talent."
And now a top source at the show, asked about the shock jock on "Talent," tells Show Tracker there's a "very good chance he will be doing it." An NBC source says, however, that there's no deal in place yet.
Despite the timing, Morgan wasn't pushed out, the source says. Morgan's nightly hosting job at CNN has consumed more time than he expected. NBC knew of his predicament and had started talking with other people in anticipation that he might leave.
Stern took his formerly top-rated broadcast radio program to the subscription-only Sirius XM Radio in 2006.
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