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Howard Stern is on his way back to America's Got Talent.

With Sharon Osbourne departing the NBC competition, Paul Telegdy - President of Alternative and Late Night Programming for NBC Entertainment - confirmed in a press release today that the shock jock will return as a panelist for Season 8.

Howard Stern as America's Got Talent Judge

“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.

"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.”

Auditions for the 2013 run of AGT kick off next week in Birmingham. Are you excited for Stern's return?

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On his radio show, Howard Stern often embraces nearly naked lesbians and strippers.

But the shock jock is now part of a very different program, something that was never more evident than on last night's America's Got Talent episode, following the new judge buzzing seven-year old rapper Mir Money off stage.

Sharon Osbourne did the same, but it was Stern who attempted to comfort the child, telling him to dry his tears and saying to the audience: "This job is too rough for me, I don't really wanna do it anymore."

Watch the clip now and take special note, PTC. Does this look like a man of vulgarity to you?!?

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So... that was it?

After months of hype and threats from the PTC, Howard Stern debuted on America's Got Talent last night and initially joked with viewers: "These NBC executives must be out of their minds taking a risk on me, they should be fired immediately."

America's Got Talent Poster

He then, however, assured everyone that he knows how to "behave." Except...

... didn't NBC hire him to mostly misbehave? What's the fun of a watered-down Howard Stern telling a contestant playing something called an "earth harp" that "I made my career out of originality, and I bow to you."

The most risque line Stern crossed? When he told another hopeful the following: "As a stripper you can't have man-boobs, you understand. I have them, but I'm not a stripper."

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Plot that boycott, sponsors!

What did you think of Stern's America's Got Talent debut?

 

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The Parents Television Council is at it once again.

This time, the focus of the organization's wrath is NBC and its decision to hire Howard Stern as a judge on the upcoming season of America's Got Talent.

In a follow-up to its original statement, slamming the show's decision to hire this controversial radio host, the PTC has now called for a boycott from all advertisers, sending a letter to 91 companies and urging them to consider their "media buy" in light of this "vulgar" new panelist.

Stern is only an expert when it comes to "looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy," the letter, obtained by TMZ, reads.

Does his decades-lone penchant for profanity, his affinity for degrading and sexualizing women, and his proclivity for vulgar and explicit dialog, accurately reflect your corporate values? the PTC asks advertisers in the letter.

Seems a bit harsh to us. It's not like the guy ever tried to have phone sex with Octomom. Oh... right.

What do you think? Should Howard Stern be a judge on America's Got Talent?

 

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If NBC was aiming to create headlines with its hiring of Howard Stern as a judge on America's Got Talent, the network can consider its mission accomplished.

Of course, not all headlines are positive, especially not that highlighted by the always-grumpy Parents Television Council.

Howard Stern Photograph

Referring to Stern as Stern in a statement as "a performer who is synonymous with shock, profanity and obscenity," the PTC added:

"The once-proud broadcast network has lost its way and has made it clear it holds no concern whatsoever for children and families... Not coincidentally, in just over three weeks the network will be standing before the United States Supreme Court arguing for the right to use the F-word at any time of the day, even in front of children."

What do you think of Stern's hiring? Will he make for an acceptable judge?

 

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America has talent, and a new reality show judge.

Following weeks of chatter, controversial radio host Howard Stern has officially been hired by NBC and will join the panel on America's Got Talent this summer.

Howard Stern Interview Pic

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent starting this summer,” said NBC alternative programming head Paul Telegdy. “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.”

A spot opened up for Stern - who had also been considered for American Idol after Simon Cowell exited - after Piers Morgan dropped out, meaning he'll sit alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandell on the upcoming season. Should be interesting, that's for sure.

Are you excited for Howard Stern to judge America's Got Talent?

 

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Goodbye, Piers. Hello, Howard?

A day after Piers Morgan resigned his post as a judge on America's Got Talent, The Wall Street Journal reports that radio icon Howard Stern is under consideration for the gig.

Stern - who expressed interest awhile back in replacing Simon Cowell on American Idol - would reportedly sign a deal for $15 million per year, while continuing to host his Sirius XM show in New York, a fact that might necessitate NBC moving the AGT studio across the country.

Howard Stern Talk Show Appearance

The pros of Stern coming on board America's Got Talent? He's very popular and outspoken. He would certainly bring a fresh voice to to the show. Among the cons? Let's just say we may see an increase in lesbian acts on stage.

Do you think Howard Stern would be a good fit on America's Got Talent?

 

Howard Stern Biography

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