'America's Got Talent': Howard Stern Signs New Season 8

"America's Got Talent" has signed Howard Stern for another season. Stern will remain with the series when it returns to NBC during the summer of 2013.

“Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage,” said Paul Telegdy, head of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “We know that Howard believes in 'America's Got Talent' -- which remains America's top-rated summer series -- and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.”

Stern joined the series in 2012, replacing Piers Morgan. His involvement with the show made headlines, from the PTC calling for a advertisers to boycott because the shock jock was judging a talent program to his reported $20 million "AGT" paycheck.

No word on who will join Stern on "AGT." Sharon Osbourne told press she was departing the series after a spat with NBC over son Jack's involvement with "Stars Earn Stripes."



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