When “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan announced he was leaving the show to focus on his CNN gig, the biggest question on everyone’s mind was why there aren’t more babies with awesome names like Touchdown or Bazooka. Another question some people asked was who would replace Morgan at the judges table. Well, we have an answer to the latter. From NBC’s press release:
NBC announced today that Howard Stern, American radio personality, television host and author, 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.
Stern 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.
I know Stern is a talented broadcaster, and he’ll definitely bring a dynamic quality to the show that had been absent, but he never really did it for me. Just not my style. On the other hand, a talent competition featuring Howard Stern is about 5000% more likely to produce newsworthy content than one featuring Piers Morgan, and if that means I have something to post about besides the dipsh-t parades on E! and Bravo, then great. And, who knows, maybe he’ll make fun of host Nick Cannon. I’m always in support of that.
I guess my biggest complaint is that the producers completely ignored the list of five potential replacements that I sent them. Admittedly, the list was written in crayon and just said “1) Ghostface Killah. 2-5) N/A,” but I think I made some valid points.