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Piers Morgan to leave NBC's 'America's Got Talent'

November 9, 2011 |  8:03 pm

Piers Morgan to leave NBC's 'America's Got Talent'
Piers Morgan's talent is apparently not juggling two shows -- he announced Wednesday evening on his CNN show that he will not be returning to NBC's "America's Got Talent" when the show comes back next year. 

After announcing the news, Morgan later tweeted: "I'm leaving America's Got Talent after 6 wonderful years. Turned out that juggling's harder than it looks, so I'm going to focus on CNN." Following up with: "It's been a blast."

Morgan, 46, has been judging on the NBC talent show since 2006, and he was also was a judge on the British version of the show with Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell. But he took on a heavier load back in January after signing on with CNN to replace Larry King in the much-coveted 9 p.m. slot. 

But he's still up for some extracurricular activities, joking on his program that his lighter schedule could make him available to host the 2012 Oscars ceremony in February. 

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Piers Morgan. Credit: Getty Images.