'America's Got Talent' officially adds Howard Stern
December 15th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

'America's Got Talent' officially adds Howard Stern

He’s been hinting about it, but now it’s official: NBC announced Thursday that Howard Stern is joining “America’s Got Talent" as a judge.

The radio personality, 57, will give feedback on the hopeful future stars auditioning for the competition show. Former judge Piers Morgan bid farewell in November, and he's happy with his replacement.

"Congrats to @HowardStern on landing my #AmericasGotTalent judging gig – he'll be outrageous, hilarious, dangerous & brilliant," the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host tweeted Thursday. "Can't wait."

NBC's head of alternative and late night programming, Paul Telegdy, was similarly enthused, saying in a statement that Stern'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.”

Stern's future co-judge, Howie Mandel, added via Twitter, "This will be our best year yet...I cannot wait. Let the judging begin."

Conveniently for Stern, the live show tapings are being moved to New York, where he'll continue to host his SiriusXM radio program.

“AGT” is currently holding auditions around the country for the upcoming seventh season. Auditions started in October, and there are upcoming open calls set for Austin, Texas, Charlotte, North Carolina and San Francisco, California. For more information, go to AGTauditions.com.

Update, 12:10 p.m.: There's at least one group displeased with the move: The Parents Television Council. (Don't tell us you guessed it?)

The PTC says in a statement that hiring Stern as a judge was "an act of desperation for a flailing network."

“The once-proud broadcast network has lost its way and has made it clear it holds no concern whatsoever for children and families," the PTC says. "It also risks losing millions in advertising dollars. Whatever principles NBC had in the past, when the network was successful, have clearly gone out the window.”

How do you feel about Howard jumping on board “America’s Got Talent”?

soundoff (514 Responses)
  1. dịch thuật công chứng hà nội

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    June 29, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. uma dale

    i have enjoyed america's got talent since it first aired. i will not be watching this year – why? – howard stern. i cannot believe you were unable to find anyone else to hire as a judge. this foul-mouthed thing does not belong on my TV.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. non ya

    AGT set's people up for failure!!! And they dont expedite talent. They destroy the "American Dream". They love to destroy peoples careers, bash their names, and set up a life time of failure for thousands of people & their careers. They use them as jokes; a laughing matter, destroying peoples hard earn work & time, hope's and dreams and even careers. They make grown adults (I talking seniors citizens) to young children cry, all for TV ratings. What does AGT stand for: Crushing the American Dream!!!!!! Destroying peoples souls, drive & will to be successful. F*** the judges!!! Does any of them actually have real talent!!!! Talk show host: any one can do!!!! Radio host: any one can do!!!! Everyone can judge a woman’s assets Howard. Why are you judging and what do you know about real talent? And Sharon: what have you done? I've done my research! You was ugly and fat!!!!!!! Still is. Let me embarrasses you in front of 1600 people and see how that affects your ego and have AGT psychologist come running after you after your audition to make sure that you’re ok and didn't cause any psychological issues!!! Just to show that they know they destroy people’s lives and their ok with that. Well Im not ok with it AGT!!!!! You will be hearing more about this!!! Not doubt. Oh, and how can we forget about Howie!!! The laughing joke on the show. Howie, you are the least well know celebrity on this show, and you dance like a baboon, you look old as Sh**, and you're unsuccessful with in your own careers. AGT has not talent, no one their staff has talent b/c of what you stand for!!!!!

    April 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JOEY

    howard stern..hooooooooooooohaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagaaaaaaaaaaagaaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeeee

    December 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |


    December 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Frank

    He is America's Jesus, He is praised and adored by millions and around the world. As for the nonbelievers well let's just say "this is way god makes serial killers". All praise Howard, this gift to all of us. Peace.

    December 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      I like Howard, but talking like that's not helping the cause, man.

      December 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. doty

    Stop watching this show for sure for me...too many host changes over the years. REGIS isn't busy now wonder why they didn't ask him. HOWARD.. NO WAY!! YUCK!

    December 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hazel

    Gross. He's distasteful.. I guess I along with many others will not be watching, "America Got Talent.

    December 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sagebrush Shorty

    The untalented are tying to judge the talented. Howard Stern is a foul-mouthed idiot.

    December 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      You call yourself "shorty". You should surely be enrolled in a GED program.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. george m

    Excellent news.....everyone needs to boycott The Parents Television Council. Go Howard!

    December 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Paulk

    Howie and Howard on the same panel along with some of the most ridiculous and talented acts will be pure entertainment.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DJ

    Howard is Good in EVERYTHING he does! I cant wait to see the show now that he will be there!

    December 16, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Quit the Hate

    I'm not sure this is a good fit. Stern has his moments but most of his career has been about going against the system and saying the raunchiest and most outrageous things he can. It works for radio and his fans seem to like it. But, I don't think he has much cred in the "family" category. He'll will have to be careful and not forget it's a PG rated show. I'll give him a chance but my bet is he'll slip something inappropriate past the censors and be fired before the end of the season.

    December 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      I get where you're coming from, given that Stern is mostly publicized in that way, but you should know that that's mostly just not true. Howard Stern is extremely smart and well-spoken, more than capable of mature ("adult" mature and not "dirty jokes" mature) discourse, and the main reason why his fans like him has nothing to do with raunch. In between those highly-publicized dirty bits are tons of interviews, discussions, and other pieces that can be honest, funny, and insightful without crossing any network TV lines.

      He's also just not an idiot. He can not curse for two hours. Do you really think people have actual physical inabilities to remain appropriate when they need to?

      December 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Elisa Jordana

    Hiding your belly while your mother campaigned didn't take much.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scott

    Why? He has no talent himself. Doesn't take talent to be a potty mouth.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNJ

      Talent like #1 radio broadcaster in the US for years in an industry that is not known for longevity, #1 selling author in NY Times best sellers list twice, an actor and wirter in an award winning film about his life that kicke off the career of Paul Gimanti among others, a talent for picking music acts and helping them gain world wide fame, a career where he constantly reinvents himself and stays ahead of the curve ..you mean that no talent?

      December 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. GRS62

    I thought the premise of the show was having judges who have a talent themselves? I don't see how Stern fits in.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  17. Unknownian

    Don't you have to have some talent to tell if anyone else does??
    The show that shouldn't have ever been, will now be a Circus with a 3rd rate classless clown.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      This guy jumped on the "oh he has no talent" bandwagon.

      December 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • EMT

      Yes Steve, that "has no talent" is a talking point from the "Council." That amazing group with 1,800 Twitter followers! Ha ha dummies.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve


      December 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      EMT, its giving a bunch of people who don't pay attention to their kids something to complain about.

      December 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Grumpster

    I'll keep watching. Pierce was boorish and now has his attention diverted anyway. Stern fits the zany atmosphere as much as Maury Povich did in the early season. So those who say they won't ever watch, sounds like you are the kind that won't try anything new....so keep your pre-judging to yourself and miss...or not miss...whatever. By choosing ahead, you show your true colors.

    December 16, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  19. mary ann from brooklyn



    December 16, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. Brian

    NBC is going to lose more viewers than it gains with this bad move. No more America's Got Talent for me and my family.

    December 16, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      Brian...I hear there are Waltons reruns on INSP channel. Bye...we won't miss you.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordana


      December 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      It's fine for you to make uneducated snap judgments about things that haven't happened yet, but why you gotta do that to your family? At least give your kids a chance to develop skills like critical and analytical thinking.

      December 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. horsetoothedjack@$$

    I hate network TV but will watch AGT because finally someone will tell it like it is and screw all you Politically correct jerks out there, if you dont like something, dont watch it, read it, listen to it. Just keep your dam mouth quiet becuase honestly you are making your self look like the idiots you think howard is. GO Howard! Can't wait for the show to air!!

    December 16, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. erich2112x

    Stern will take over the show. They should change the name to "America's Got Stern".

    December 16, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. max

    i dont watch the show and i wont start watching the show because of howard. i love howard but i just cant be enough of a dork to watch americas got talent. even the name of the show is lame.

    December 16, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  24. MDB

    Call me what you want–as for our family, we're out (after watching for FIVE years). Howard Stern–even if he's not crude, obnoxious or foul mouthed on the show–represents everything we don't want our kids to be.

    NBC needs to reconsider what they've done!

    December 16, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon Hein

      You don't want your children to be successful, hard working, devoted parents? Shame on you.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • EMT

      MDB is another tool from the "Council" who uses the "script" they sent out: 1) Mention that you and your FAMILY are long time watchers of AGT, 2) use buzz words like "crude" and "foul-mouthed" to describe HS, then 3) Blame NBC, lastly 4) Mention that you are never, ever, ever going to watch AGT again! By all means, also please bring up how your kids will be oh so affected or terrorized by Howard. What a joke.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Russ, Ian

    Finally, something good to watch on TV.
    Howard is the best.

    p.s. For all the Howard haters who claim that his audience is nothing but trash. Just to let you know that I hold a graduate degree, make over $150k per year, theatre and art lover, and read a lot of literature.........and I LOVE HOWARD. 🙂

    December 16, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Unknownian

      What's your degree in? ... Toiletries?

      December 16, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordana

      OMG UNKNOWNIAN YOU ARE THE FUNNIEST POS EVER. So tell us all about your life. Have you graduated from High School? You're an absolute idiot. Go watch your kids and not the show you jealous moron.

      December 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. RuthinFlorida

    I'll watch because I like the show. First time he heads into territory I don't find funny or appropriate, I'll do what I always do in these situations – vote with my remote control. It's a wonderful invention.

    December 16, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  27. Viper

    Christ is back....His name is Howard! Primetime will meet the creator....TATATOOTHIE!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  28. studdmuffins

    What's the point? Bleeping out every other word will just turn off the audience. This guy is a tool.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • sigh

      Do you even think before you type? The guy did radio for decades, before sirius, on regular, censored airwaves. You think he can't do a show without swearing? You make no sense and just go by whatever your pastor told you about him. I can't recall a single time in all those years on regular radio him swearing. Guests maybe they had to bleep, not him. He's a professional, a fantastic interviewer, and a great eye for talent and sketches. But you wouldn't know that, because you've never actually listened. Well my pastor told me so so that's that!

      December 16, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  29. GI JOHN

    Howard represents what America has become.....immoral. Spewing out perverted nonsense for all the simple minded Americans who turned their back on Almighty God to embrace and laugh at. Enjoy your perversion, greed,folly,and fame now Howard. Christ is coming back very soon.....lets see how funny it is then. Even if Christ does not come back in your lifetime....10 out of 10 people die. You will meet your Creator!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      Hey GI JOHN – sounds like you're the one spewing out nonsense. Still believing 2000yr old fairy tales and fables...those of us who woke up and realized the world is not 6000 years old know better and love Stern for what he is....a free voice in a free country.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Christ

      Enough. I am embarrassed to have you "worship" me. Please find another religion as soon as possible. Thanks, JC.

      December 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Karen

    This is an outrage!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  31. Viper

    Howard has more intergrity than the pope....yet you haters treat him like the anti-christ. He will bless AGT.......BABABOOEY!!!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. Deb

    Poor excuse for a human being. Nasty. It could be the last show on earth and I wouldn't watch it with that creep on there..

    December 16, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      So you have multiple children with more than one person and that's his fault? Slunty.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. narfzort

    howard stern and ricky gervais are both of that rare breed, the kind of person who can brilliantly excavate past the facade most people create and force those same people to laugh at themselves. kinda like an eternal roast. stern won't save yet another one of these stupid "reality" or "talent" contests, but hey, he might make some money for the FCC.

    December 16, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  34. JT

    Some of you people are insane. You talk about Howard being rude, crude, classless, no talent, etc. What talent does Sharon Osbourne have? She got the AGT gig after being on a TV show with her crazy husband that had to be censored multiple times per sentence because of their language. Her kids have each been to rehab as well as her husband, great mother. How is she ok but Howard whom has raised successful well adjusted children are not? Obviously he plays a character on the radio and does not act that way at home. He can clearly turn it on and off just the same way Sharon does when she goes on AGT or The Talk. Give it a chance if he lives up (or down I guess you could say) to your expectations then don't watch.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. Keith

    First, Stern arrogantly says he's being paid more than $20 million a year for this gig. You couldn't pay me $20 million a year to watch him.

    Second, he is second rate has been who should be a contestant, not a judge.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Looking at his track record of success, he would have overwhelmingly won ten fold.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Donkey Party

    As long as there are advertisers that are willing to promote themselves on Limbaugh and Beck's radio shows, and on Fox News, AGT need not be worried about any lack of advertisers.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  37. kendo23

    Thaaatth it! I tink tso! crackhead Bob says good luck Howard. I was never a fan of "America's Got Talent"......until now.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  38. The Real Tom Paine

    Stern is boring and a bore. Its another reason not to watch AGT.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  39. Scott

    I didn't watch this show before, and I certainly won't watch it now. He's not funny. Never has been.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  40. Vulcan

    I tried watching this guy, then tried listening to him... total bone-head if you ask me. I have no use for his disgusting personality and antics. Was glad to see him gone, and sorry to see him back. Too bad. No AGT for me anymore.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. Person

    The chances of all acts featuring farts just increased a little.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  42. Pants987987

    Hello-ooo! I'm way down here at the bottom of this humongous list of comments!

    See that? Love him or hate him, Howard Stern makes news. Everyone has an opinion on him. It's a great choice to hire him, since everyone will want to watch the show now, though many people will deny it.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  43. tanja

    Hey now!! Howard ROCKS!!! please ya'll the show is going to be 10x better.

    December 16, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  44. Hot Carl

    All you losers who say you're not going to watch anymore because of Howard and how rotten he his, you're probably lousy in the sack and while you're ranting about Howard and your "morality", your spouses are probably cheating on you while listening to his radio show.

    December 16, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. Marc

    Honesyly, I think he's gonna do all the crap he says a does on his radio show on TV. You people need calm down.

    December 16, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mememe

    To all of you saying you won't watch with Howard judging?
    1. You are lying.
    2. Even if they lose 1 million of their current viewers they will be adding about 15 million fans of Howard. So they don't care if you don't watch anymore. You are nothing compared to what they are getting!

    December 16, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  47. Byrd

    When Howard Stern is the only voice of reason, something is definitely wrong. Thanks to Howard for telling it like it is and exposing these manipulative parents for the cretins they truly are.

    December 16, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  48. Ophelia

    To all the under informed haters: I'll bet each and every one of you ANYTHING that you have NEVER actually listened to Stern's program and you are basing your opinion on other people's opinions. This will be a historic addition to television. Stern brings honesty and unfiltered ( no agenda ) criticism to AGT. Bravo!!!! Bravo!!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  49. pablo

    Just complete the change to a no-class show by adding Jerry Springer.

    December 16, 2011 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  50. pablo

    and just when I thought that they could not have a judge worse than Piers Morgan. How wrong I was.

    December 16, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  51. pablo

    Well, another Reality show that I won't watch. The guy is crude and disgusting. The level and class of the show has hit a new low.

    December 16, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  52. roy

    If I want to watch it looks like I will have to give him a chance. But when I first heard Stern was a possibility all I could think of was 'Not him'. I still feel that way. Booooo!!!!

    December 16, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  53. TataToothie

    Family show? Sharon Osborn is married to OZZY Osborn, folks. Bat biter, drug abuser and parent to two completely messed up kids. You do remember that Mandel replaced David Hasselhoff – yes, the stand-up gentleman featured in the widely acclaimed YouTube video, where he drunkenly rolled around on his kitchen floor eating a cheeseburger from the surface of said floor. Oh, and by the way, his DAUGHTER videotaped that one. Let's at least be honest...

    December 16, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  54. Melody

    He sucks can not stand him.hes ugly and boring

    December 16, 2011 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordana

      We're all sure you're a model. How many elastic panels do you need on your mom jeans?

      December 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Beefburger

    Howard Stern would have been burned at the stake many years ago if not for Robin. She must be making an insane amount of money to keep smiling through all of his mysoginistic, racist, and narcisistic horse shyte.

    December 16, 2011 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  56. Vendo Thefastlane

    OK, terrific

    December 16, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  57. Mac

    I've never watched the show, but will now!

    December 16, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  58. choice

    because he has such a disgusting side to him ... I won't be watching as long as he is judging.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  59. robert a booey


    December 16, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  60. robert a booey

    I can't wait to be able to see Howard on network TV!!!! HEY NOW!!!! Kishmantukis u silly nay sayers!

    December 16, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  61. A Guest

    I don't like this guy, but I am willing to give him a chance. I hope the rumors are true that Piers will return in after this season. He was the best judge.

    December 16, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  62. Guest

    After pushing the envelope for more than 20(30?)years hes really not shocking anymore

    December 16, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  63. Tamaraz

    I don't call Howard Stern talented at all anybody who has to mock other people bring down other people to elevate themselves lacks talent. Americas got talent is more showing the sides of those who don't have it!

    December 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      yeah bc the guy jumping into a kiddie pool was soooooo talented.

      December 16, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  64. CHaoZ

    Finally something worth watching.

    December 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  65. rOckNrOllsCar11

    stern is so misunderstood. seein ppl react with such ignorance does not surprise me, we are talkin about the same ppl who watch these awful shows. stern isnt going to do his show on this one so relax ppl, i think he knows better. shot, maybe ill watch for the 1st time ever

    December 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  66. DanW

    I became bored with the show early on last season. Stern adds distaste upon the boredom so I won't even bother next season. Is NBC jumping the shark with this move?

    December 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      Nah, NBC is making an awesome move because the AGT ratings will be off the charts.

      December 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Luke

    Buh bye AGT. Be sure to let us know when he's gone so our family can tune back in.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Please post your internet history. Im curious. How many times have you visted efukt today? You're the biggest hypocrite ever.

      December 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dabablaba

    Howard stern is the most entertaining person in the world, he's the best interviewer I've ever heard, and views on the world are spot on....for AGT he will bring a genuine charm to this show...don't hate when you don't even know...

    December 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • DanW

      I don't hate but I do know. Stern is definitely not for everyone. I think NBC is limiting their audience by bringing him in. But if you enjoy him, I'm sure you will watch and enjoy. I suspect he will be far more honest and insightful than Steven Tyler was on Idol.

      December 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. wc

    Hell yeah. Stern you're the man! Don't listen to these whiny middle aged housewives. They all pop xanax and screw the neighbors son but when it comes to a man that they don't know a thing about him so they hate him based off of (a completely wrong) stereotype of him. There is really little difference between this line of thinking and racism/gay bashing. So go ahead and get you're soccer mom rants out. Us normal folk are standing by to laugh at you. And so is Stern.. all the way to the bank... BABABOOY BABABOOY

    December 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Bob

    love stern a lot

    December 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Memo list

    love stern , 20 years my radio host

    December 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  72. carm

    That's ironic, someone with no talent, judging AGT. Only in America.

    December 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Matt

    Anything else, Sharon?

    December 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  74. jed

    I'm SO hoping this boosts my stock in satellite channel

    December 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  75. ivnprt

    This must be the new show everyone is talking about "America's Got No Talent" !

    December 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  76. John

    I thinks he's going to be well respected. He's a smart down to earth guy when you get right down to his core.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  77. bob

    Howard u should horse play with Jerry Sandusky in the Penn St shower

    December 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  78. lawrence

    I think Howard Stern is ugly looking. I prefer Kim Kardashian as AGT judge on TV; AGT on radio may be better for Stern.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      Everyone congratulate lawrence for contributing the worst comment on this subject today.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Bean

    Those of you who say that parents will never let their kids watch this show is utterly ridiculous. I think its typical "American ignorance". This guy is a genious and has a great heart. Give it a chance. The ratings are going to skyrocket because Howard is HONEST and will tell the people what he thinks. It makes me so angry to read these comments, he is one of the most intriguing people I have ever listened to and can knock out an interview with even the most boring people.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Marisa

    I heard the announcement live on his show this morning. I've been a Howard fan for 18 years and I couldn't be happier.

    I agree with many of the comments on here saying that the haters are mostly people who have never actually LISTENED to his show. They are basing their opinions on hype and inflated news stories. He's very witty and won't blow smoke up your ass, he tells it like it is.

    For all of you with a stick up your ass that are unwilling to have an open mind and give Howard a chance, then tune out. It won't be a ratings loss because I will now be watching (which I never have or cared to before) and the millions of other Stern fans will take your place too. Hey now!

    December 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Baltimore

    I've been listening to Howard daily for about 15 years. I purchased Sirius for the sole purpose of listening to his show and when I bought a new car that came with XM installed, I paid the extra money to add XM with the best of Sirius so I could listen to him on my drive to/from work. I would imagine there are millions of fans out there just like me so for the ppl out there posting that they are giving up on AGT, there will be FAR more followers coming on board from Howard's fanbase. My only regret is that he didn't take over a late night talk show host gig as he is the best interviewer ever.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  82. smartmove

    I grok Howard...

    December 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Tom

    This is a VERY smart move by NBC. Anyone who listens to Howard Stern knows he is a phenominal talent and has an incredible ability to be joking one second, serious the next. Howard knows talent better than any judge on AGT or American Idol. His personality, his flair, is presence will instantly improve the show while also drawing millions of new viewers!

    December 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      and we still talk about this Howard Stern nowadays becauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....please.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue

      oh goooodie...now i get to see his frizz head up close.

      December 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      i'm running to my TV that night...hooooooooheeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa

      December 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • STEVE


      December 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Mutt

    I shut down my website SFN because http://www.sternfansnetwork.com stole all of my members

    December 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  85. mdashell

    to howerd stern u suck big time!!!!!! along with Paul Telegdy,thats why
    nbc is loosing its rateings.hes a axxhole. sterns as bad as j leno.he sucks big time too!!!!!!!!!

    to all u stern fans thats y our country is in trble, hes a nobody,just like
    the axxholes u voted into congress.!!!!!!
    and yes ive seen his stinking show. he is going to ruin agt.!!!!!!

    stern is not 1/16th the man piers is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey Now

      comment of the year right here

      December 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      This post sums up everything. Did you attend college or in that matter even finish High School? You can't even spell or use proper grammar.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  86. dee

    won't be watching anymore 🙁 Sorry Mr. Stern...Got cable can watch something else thank you

    December 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  87. HHHHow

    So much for talent...

    December 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  88. flaflaflunky

    I don't get why people think Stern is going to be crude and obscene on the show. He's a grown-up and he knows how to clean up his act when the situation calls for it. Watch "Delerious" again. Did you ever think Eddie Murphy would be making movies for kids?

    December 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  89. flaflaflunky

    I'm a huge Stern fan, been listening for 20 years and I think he's the best entertainer of our time. I have some mixed feelings about him joining the show though. I think he's a good judge of talent and a compassionate person and he doesn't hide his feelings. So I think he's got what it takes to make a good judge. At the same time, I think he's too big of a personality to sit on a panel of judges. He needs to be the center of attention and I have a hard time seeing him sitting still and giving Howie and Sharon equal time.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • flaflaflunky

      That said, I will be RELIGIOUSLY watching a previously uninteresting show the moment he joins the cast.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Teresa

    Disgusting. Guess I am no longer going to watch. Oh well.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      Good. Go back to watching some more acceptable shows like "Toddlers in Tiaras" or whatever else is on.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Steve

    I hope Sour Shoes attempts an audition. He's a true talent.

    December 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  92. JNessmith

    HEY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Red Pison

    Just an old has-been. He was good for a 6 month period back in the 90's and that's it.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JNessmith

      And what have you done lately?!

      December 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      He posted here!

      December 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • smartmove

      lol...yeah...he's a has-been...that's why he's paid $100 million a year by Sirius!!! Are you kidding me?! Howard Stern is the most talented, entertaining person in the history of the universe. You may quote me on that...

      December 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Shaggycs

    I have never commented on Stern before. I have to say, what a great place for Howard Stern to land. Edgy, quick witted and honest. What regular boring television needs. Finally a judge that will give us an opinion that we all at home are thinking. Good luck American Idol. This show has officially changed to what we hoped for. It was so cheesy and made up before.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Jeff Morrison

    Everyone saying that they will no longer watch is overly sensitive and doesn't know Howard Stern at all. He is a family man with a wife and kids. If you don't like him because if a reputation the media bestowed upon him then you are too narrow-minded for most tv shows.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jeff Morrison

    I have never watched the show, but now I can't wait to see Howard on there as a judge! I think the ratings will skyrocket. Finally there will be someone on the panel with an actual honest opinion and won't let ridiculous acts get through.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Tricia

    Thanks NBC you just ruined a family favorite. Was a big AMGT fan, our family gathered to watch together each week. We definitely will NOT be watching now that Howard Stern has joined the cast.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      What do you possibly think that he is going to do to make it not family friendly? This is an idiotic stance.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • PassingThrough

      @Steve – Amen brutha. But hey, if they want to head for zee hills, let them. 😉

      December 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ETM

      This "Tricia" is also using talking points distributed by the "Council." First "blame" NBC, then mention that you watch the show as a "family," and finally end with "I will never watch AGT again." Make sure you mention "family" at least twice!!! Ha ha, idiots.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. lojenk


    December 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Yvonne

    OMG! I cannot wait! It will be great with Howard...

    December 15, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  100. jbird

    They changed the show format(badly). I did the Atlanta audition around the time of the "Arab Spring". I have years of serious singing experience and failed to make it with a nice rock ballad. When I went to watch the season premiere, it became crystal, that all they want to do with the show is "gong show it up", as much as possible. First act was a bunch of old men in diapers, wearing bonnets! I mean C'mon! This is no longer a serious show.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  101. bob in texas

    I love all these people who SAY they will not watch because of Howard. Have any of you watched Sharon Osbourne through out her life? She is such the perfect mom. I love Howard and Sharon and will watch everytime it is on.

    Howard Stern is the best interviewer ever. He interviews people for an hour without commercials and gets to the true person. None of these BS questions with a stock answer. Do a search for his interviews on youtube. One of my favorites is with Jewel.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Lance

    Hmmmm.... The lemmings allow Sharon Osborne to be a judge (anyone seen her reality show? Between her mumbling husband and the bleeps from her potty-mouth, the Closed Caption people threw up their hands in frustration!) but not Mr. Stern? Puhleeese! Howard will bring huge ratings and is a great judge for true talent. Bravo for NBC to realize a good thing!

    December 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Quanah,TX

    I've never beena fan of Howard's radio, or TV show, because I just wasn't into his type of humor, etc. However, Howard is not to the far left, and really does have an honest ground base. He knows what the market wants and how to use it and market himself. Down to the nitty gritty, he's a pretty grounded, moral, responsible guy. I find that adding him to the program will lend itself to wonderful comic....and real...relief....and honesty. If there's one thing that Howard Stern is, it's honest.....to his beliefs and to what he feels is right, and he's pretty much on base on most of it, even in his irreverent way. Adore Howard....not so much his show....but the mad that I know is inside the celebrity facade.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Chuck F

    What a great choice. Finally an honest judge who will tell it like it is and be funny. You idiots that do not like him either know nothing about him or have never listened to him etc. Do you not get the concept that what he does on air is show biz and not him. You do not raise 3 girls to be great adults without being a good person. You morons that judge without knowing anthing need to go crawl in a hole. Go join Michelle Bachman in her religilous hold and maybe pray Howard away. What dumb people.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Neil

    Howard Stern wouldn't know the greatest talent in the universe if it were a two ton tumor growing in his scrotum. He won't last three episodes. He is incapable of playing nice, and his ego is incapable of recognizing anything other than himself. How come bad things never happen to bad people?

    December 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • PassingThrough

      Incapable of playing nice? Like talking about a 2 tonne tumor growing in his scrotum? You've obviously never listened to Stern. You, like what is surprisingly the minority on this message board, are an idiot.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      @Neil............Passing Through just PWNED you.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Lyn

    Now the people who judge Howard based on hearsay will see why we love him so much. Different venue, different Howard. Never watched AGT....ever, now I will. Exciting stuff.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  107. HeyNow

    Will I watch? Absolutely! Let the faint of heart run for the hills....NBC understands that he'll bring many more viewers that he chases away. Besides...this will be just like radio...many of those who hate him and loudly proclaim they'll NEVER watch will tune in just to hear what horrible thing he's going to say next. And for many of those people, as Stern himself once said...he's "like a fungus...he grows on you"!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |

      times have changed and people have more problems right now then worry about this old frizz headed loudmouth.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Arawn

    How can someone with no talent for anything other than creating controversy and being "rude, crude and socially unacceptable," judge whether or not someone else has any talent? The small group of people he is popular with don't seem to be very socially acceptable either, showing a lack of character and good taste.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNJ

      Obvously you have never really heard Howard. Listen to some of his celebrity interviews, listen to his on air commentary about social and news issues with an open mind; and then come back and repeat what you just said. The Howard on the radio is a finely honed act. The real Howard has three daughters who he has deliberately kept out of the spotlight, is an animal lover, and a very sensitive individual. He will also tell it like it is to the "talent". Howard is exactly what AGT needs.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ETM

      Again, Arawn is a person from the stupid tv council who is using buzz words like "no talent," "crude," and trying to say HS has a "small" following, which in fact is the complete opposite of the truth. Enough with these obvious talking points the "Council" handed out to its lame followers. And who the f-k are you to determine what is "socially acceptable?" Again, another buzz word from the "Council." Everyone sees right through you idiots!

      December 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARAWN

      SNJ, I have listened to Howard Stern's show, and watched him on TV. It may be an "act" and he may be different in his personal life, but as far as his on-air personality, my statement stands as is.

      ETM, you prove my point for me.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  109. Prediction

    Once main stream America finally gets this chance to discover Howard – I predict that Howard will be the first entertainer in the world to make $1 Billion/year!!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Tom

    Here's an idea for NBC: A new reality show, "America Recognizes Talent". You fire all the suits that have any control over programming at NBC and replace them with random people pulled off the street. They keep the job as long as ratings go up, otherwise different random people are selected.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • joey

      garlic mash potatoes anyone? haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      December 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  111. smartmove

    Anyone who "thinks" they know about Howard Stern, but would like to actually learn what he's really like – should watch the movie he made: "Private Parts"...which, btw, was very popular and successful, AND was VERY well received by legitimate film critics. The guy is a super talented genius!!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Ancient Curse

    Stern is the man to go to when you need quick ratings and media exposure. In other words, Stern is the man to go to when you've hit rock-bottom. AGT will be cancelled within one year.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      Only "AncientCurse" there is right now is your corpse walking around the earth.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  113. smartmove

    To all those putting Howard down and calling him nothing but crude and rude and ignorant...take a good look at all the comments here praising Howard. Notice how the great majority of them are well written, obviously by educated, intelligent people? There's a lesson in there for you. Grow a brain, get some education – and you too can appreciate great talent! Howard rules...ba-ba-boey!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Phil

    I knew Howard would end up on tv. He is half Schiffman, and Schiffman's love their schtick!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Jenn

    He's an idiot!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  116. pzanga

    Can't wait to see Howard as judge. I've listened to him since the late 80's and he is awesome, and not to mention, smart. He knows how to behave on "broadcast" television and knows his audience. All those haters here need to actually listen to his FULL show sometime. Yes he is crude and vulgar sometimes, but no worse than many comedians out there. And he is one of the greatest interviewers out there. he get's people to open up about things they would never speak about with other interviewers.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Big Mistake

    Yuck. There's something really disgusting about Howard Stern judging contestants that can include little girls in stage costumes. I won't be watching. The NBC I have always known and loved is drowning, gasping for air and taking it's last breaths right before our eyes.

    December 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Yes, because over the years he has gone after "little girls in costumes". He has three grown daughters. :rolleyes:

      If yo

      December 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Yes, because over the years he has gone after "little girls in costumes". He has three grown daughters. :rolleyes:

      December 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  118. smartmove

    Incredibly smart move! Howard is the bomb, and will triple the ratings on this show. He is SO hilarious and honest! I agree with those here saying most of Howard's detractors have never even heard him...but instead have listened to the opinions of others. That has been YOUR loss!! I haven't watched this show in 2 years, but I will DEFINITELY watch it this season!

    December 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  119. rightchoice

    brilliant move......I will watch!!! Love Howard, and he will be interesting to watch. Not to mention, brutally honest 🙂

    December 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  120. MXD

    Oh – I forgot to mention Stern is also self-depcricating. Like all great comedians he's genuinely unhappy, but the great thing about Howard is he readily admits it – and he uses it to his advantage. His show is one continuous open psychoanalysis session, of himself and all of his lovable and wacky crew. And, unlike other "copy cat" shows, Howard's crew is genuinely talented and funny themselves. Stern's brilliance includes finding the interesting \ compelling \ weakness \ funny in everyone he meets. He is a master ball-buster – if someone has a weakness or phonyness of even a hint of hypocrisy, Stern will zoom in and jump on it, with hilariious results. He's exactly the antodote we need in this politically correct, watered-down media world. In my humble opionion, Stern is one of the greatest humorists alive. Certainly the best on radio.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  121. MXD

    I've been lisenting to Howard Stern since his NBC days – maybe 25 years now. He's brilliant, witty, quick, the best interviewer I've ever heard, and also the funniest man on radio – by far. btw – I have a Master's degree and make six figures, not that that matters. Stern appeals to anyone with intelligence, and open mind and a good to excellent sense of humor. He's also an amazing judge of talent and very inciteful. If you've never listened to him before do yourself a favor and give him a chance – I'll bet you ten thousand dollars you'll end up loving him – maybe even subscribing to his Sirius radio channel!

    December 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  122. columbus

    They said the same thing when he announced he was going to be in a movie, and look where it went and I'll bet a lot of Stern haters watched it and were pleasantly surprised.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Paul

    Hoo Hoo I invented "America's Got Talent". Tell 'em Robin!

    December 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  124. anti-stern

    I guess I won't be watching anymore, ever YUCK !!!! Stern is well human trash

    December 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      We're all devastated you won't be watching.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dell

      Your human trash, and yes you'll end up watching

      December 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Senor Mono de Basura

      Human trash? Get off your toilet throne and smell what you make.

      If you've ever watched this wretched show, there is no reason to watch other than to make fun of the painfully bad losing acts anyways. Might as well just highlight this reason to watch, because there isn't any other reason to watch.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • rightchoice

      He is FAR from human trash.........obviously, you don't get his intellect. It's all show what he does. It's not who he really is. If you can't see through that, after 25 years of listening to him on the radio, you're not too bright. He is a great choice. Can't wait!

      December 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • PassingThrough

      "Stern is well human trash". So is that the lesser of two evils? I guess I'd rather be well human trash than ill or diseased human trash. And while that is your opinion, fact is, you have no idea who or what Stern is and are just talking based on what other "haters" or media outlets have told you. Simply listen to the man or even go so far as walking a mile in his shoes before you utter such nonsense. You just come off as petty and/or stupid. And trust me, I don't often use the word stupid to describe people I've never met. So I guess in that regards, a big congratulations is in order.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  125. ETM

    It's obvious that all the anti-Stern comments are formulaic from the stupid parent's television council people. It's the same people commenting under different names. They keep using the same buzz words and make mistakes like thinking AGT is on CNN??? Dummies.

    December 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |

    Are you kidding me? This is the best thing to happen to TV in a LONG time. America's Got Talent just got a new viewer and will get millions more. Howard Stern is the greatest entertainer of our era. Can you tell me someone else who's had a #1 movie, #1 book, #1 record and #1 radio show (FOR YEARS AND YEARS)? That's what I thought. He's a genius and all of you haters must be teens with parents that told you he's crude and disgusting. Anyone not a fan of Stern must have the personality of mud. KUDOS TO NBC! BRILLIANT!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • friednuts

      If viewing goes skyrocketing I'll be happy and proud to not be a contributor to his and their "success"
      I'll be happy and proud to be a member of the "minority elite" who "don't watch"

      December 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Snarky

    Let me sum up Howard's entire talentless career for ya. "Fart joke, fart joke, interview with random adult film star, fart joke, fart joke, lame interview with D-list celebrity"

    December 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Your ignorance is showing.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Its made him hundreds of millions of dollars. What do you do for a living?

      December 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Biggs

      Snarky, your a moron. Have you ever even listened to Howard? Let me guess, Once 25 years ago...

      December 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      Oh I forgot "talk to my lame @ss in studio crew about abso-fricking nothing for a good 3 hours." That's also a staple of Howard's "style"

      December 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Calm down Rush.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      This is a battle not worth fighting. Snarky has no idea what Howard's being doing lately and he's interviewed greats like Robert Duvall, Lady Gaga, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and Paul McCartney. Snarky's living in the past, let him/her be bitter. I'm glad I've got a new show to watch....AGT just looked really lame to me whenever I've happened upon it. It's about to get legit.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      @FloridaDan – His Billy Joel interview last year was amazing.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Biggs


      Just watch AGT or listen to his show a little bit, and you will see the error of your ways...

      December 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      For the record, AGT IS really lame, and by that token Howard's a perfect fit for the show. I was just pointing out that talentless people shouldn't judge talent shows. Howard may be SUCCESSFUL, and I'll even say he's SMART but he's certainly not TALENTED.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      @Steve – thanks, I need to look that Billy Joel interview up. Howard's interviews always get to the good stuff you don't hear from the PC types.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Biggs


      sooooo how is it possible that a radio show host can be successful, smart and be number one in every market for 20 years . No other radio host can even come close to Howards ratings but he no talent???

      December 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      It's a losing battle, Biggs. Snarky will tell you he appeals to the least common denominator and has to resort to toilet humor for his ratings and it has nothing to do with talent. I can personally just listen to him comment on Robin's news and enjoy myself.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Biggs

      Yep you right Fld.
      I love robin's news. ETM is my favorite, I love that guy, haha

      December 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Heh. Better call him Eric the Actor or he'll be all over you!

      December 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Fratto will be all over you too......lol

      December 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Neesie

      @FloridaDan – Is that you AirFlorida????

      December 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      @Neesie – sorry, different guy!

      December 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      @ Biggs. Because talent and success aren't the same thing. I explained this already

      December 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hollyworld

      The new Howard Stern


      December 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Danca Danca

    Howard Stern wouldn't know talent if it bit him in the a**! Too bad NBC had to stoop this low for ratings.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Average Joe


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  130. don

    how can someone judge for talent...when they have none.. anyone can give a stern interview, just be lewd, crude, and obnoxoius..

    December 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Hey – look – someone else that knows nothing about Howard.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Biggs

      hahhahahahaha, Simple comment from a simple mind..

      December 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      @FloridaDan – Of course its another person who has NO CLUE about Howard. His interviews are insightful and entertaining.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nateret46

      And your not making $100 million/yr doing interviews and being crude because ?

      December 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • smartmove

      Wow – you've obviously never heard a Howard Stern interview. He can interview CIRCLES around Barbara Walters any day of the week! I initially made the mistake of listening to all his critics, then one day began listening to his radio show to see for myself. Howard is one of THE most talented and entertaining people in the entertainment world today – and has been for many years! Why do you think he gets paid $100,000,000/year?

      December 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Hot Carl

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy.
    I told ya. Get in before the rest of the country finds out what Stern fans ALREADY know. Howard's prime-time exposure is going to have an effect on Sirius-XM subscriptions.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Crys

    This is supposed to be a show for the entire family. I hope he doesn't act all creepy and ask to see female contestants' breasts and stuff. Crudeness and raunchiness aren't needed on this show, so I hope he keeps that in check.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Yes, because I'm sure that NBC would allow that. :rolleyes:

      December 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Wait and see...he knows how to cater to his audience. It's going to be good stuff – Howard was made for this role.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • PassingThrough

      @Crys – You really think that's a possibility? If so, you really are stupider than you look.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  133. ed

    Well, looks like that show is almost kaput. Not that it ever reallly cultivated much talent but it sure seems they're grasping a bit now.

    He's a moron and got chased out of Toronto a loooong time ago. Nobody listened to him.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  134. David Cornelius

    Howard will take AGT to a new level. Everyone will tune in (Just to see) whether you love him or hate him. People that hate him, don't know him, and haven't listen to his show. They just think they hate him because they heard some media report 30 years ago. All you haters will soon love Howard... Mark my words

    December 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • InternetSpy

      NBC wasn't paying attention Howard Stern has been a failure on Sirius Radio.


      December 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Brian

    Congratulations to Howard, one of the best entertainers of our time. He has gotten way funnier with age, and I can only hope to see bigfoot and Ronnie the Poet in the audience opening night. A national treasure, Howard Stern. Next up, Robin on a CNN talk show

    December 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Au-Au Author

    Never seen the show, but I guess I will now. It may last longer than that American Idol crap.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  137. brownsfan51

    I am not a regular view of Americas Got Talent, but I will be one now! Radio has not been the same since Howard went off the air. I did not want the added expense of satellite radio and have not been following him. but his combination of brutal honesty, humor and intelligence will add so much to this show. Watch out, Simon Cowell!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Baby Gorilla

    Oh, and by the way, I have never watched a single episode of AGT, but they just gained another regular viewer in me.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Joe

    America HAVE spoken.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  140. SternFanForever

    Anybody who quits watching just because Howard is coming on is showing how uninformed they really are. He has already talked on his radio show about how he knows he cannot be too crass or swear on TV. He's probably smarter than all of the people who are going to quit watching just because he is on now. Adios, stupid heads, hello stern fans!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Baby Gorilla

    As others have said: the other past and present judges on the show are not exactly saints. You haters are being hypocritical.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  142. SirBroiler

    This is a brilliant move by NBC and AGT producers. Those who don't listen to Stern may think he's crass – but true fans know there is a much deeper and serious Howard Stern behind the hype. If he's signed on, then that means he's serious about helping to make AGT the best show it can possibly be. And for those who think he will "take over" the show with his huge personality, you're wrong. Howard has shared the spotlight with his radio crew for years. He is gracious and kind to real talent and he won't be afraid to give frank and honest assessments of the contestants. Can't wait to see him on the show.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Baby Gorilla

    I am an Ivy League trained physician, early 40s, wife of 20 years, and four beautiful children, conservative, Catholic, making close to seven figures. I have been listening to Howard since 1990. So much for stereotypes. Give the guy a chance. He is intelligent, insightful, and honest. He's NOT going to be vulgar on this show. Come on.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Tom

    I think all the haters out there will be very surprised when they see Howard on AGT. He is one of the most hard-working, original, and innovative entertainers in history and will bring more content to AGT than any other candidate out there. If people out there now would rather listen to the mindless drivel that populates typical network TV, it's a free country, but I guarantee they will be missing out on something special.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Steve

    If you want to come out and bash this topic where you will surely regret opening your mouth, please venture over to the dawgsaloon.c0m. SFN is down.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Hot Carl

    Buy SIRI stock NOW if you're smart!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  147. jross

    Should be interesting – Stern is brilliant. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • friednuts

      They should rename the show
      America's Got Talent , except for howard stern

      December 18, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  148. FloridaDan

    Howard signs the contract and talks AGT : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9yO9tuaw5E

    December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  149. GoboFlex

    The only problem I have with Howard Stern doing this show is that he will try to be the star. He will try to make the show all about him. Have you ever noticed that when he goes on another show to be interviewed he tries to take the show over and do the interviewing? AGT is about the people performing, not Howard Stern. He will be a judge and that is it, but he will try to be the center of attention and I believe that the show will suffer because of it.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jross

      Well it's a good thing his co-judges can hold their own then. I don't think anyone can steamroll Sharon Osborn and Howie's pretty quick on the draw. I think it will be a great combination and by no means boring. 🙂

      December 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • goboflex

      I just think he will try to be bigger than the show itself, and that won't work. He is used to talking most of the time and having Robin chime in from time to time. Now he will be sharing the microphone with 2 other people.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  150. kids

    ive never watched this lame show. Im actually tuning in now.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Beetlejuice

    Me? I like Stern! Aight? This is Beetle, and I'm bad as can, and he knows what he knows, and he does what he does. Me?

    December 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  152. EFIELD

    will ABSOLUTELY atart watching. can't wait!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf's Ghost

    #@!$% ^&&%$ holes! *&^%^$ &%##* offs! (**% $#@%%$#^@ssholes!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Mr Christy

    Richard, this is your dad. Ate some roadkill today. We'll talk to you later.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  155. ElDie

    Never watched a single episode of this show before. I will not miss an episode from now on! Babba Booey!!!
    All you haters can go to church and pray to your easter bunny/tooth fairy gods and be insulted.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      They will watch. Stern wont do anything out of the ordinary. They will continue to complain about his stunts from the NBC days and KROCK.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  156. billy jester

    does anybody else remember when Howard Stern used to actually be funny and relevant? It was a long time ago-whenhe first started on WNBC radio in NYC he was truly the man.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  157. maria

    Howard will bring MILLIONS OF FANS to that lame show! He is brilliant! Suck it, haters!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Scores Girl

    Vodka, straight up, thank yoooouuu.

    December 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  159. flashtrum

    Always amazed at the people who have this skewed view of Stern. He's stated many times how seriously he's going to take this. I get that his humor is not for everyone, but I'm betting he'll prove his detractors wrong. And that Parent Counsel – get over yourselves already.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Ohio Librarian

    Howard Stern is one of the LEAST racist people on earth, not to mention one of the most generous and nicest people in the entertainment business today. He is passionate about getting all sorts of people on his show to give them a chance to be heard. What other television or radio shows regularly bring on non-famous, regular people with special needs, odd jobs (yes, even some in the adult film industry), drug addictions, etc.. and let them tell their personal and REAL uncensored stories? And don't even try to compare his interviews to the cut up edited garbage on reality TV or news shows. He can make anyone, from the most famous celebrities to people you've never heard of, sound fascinating. He is an animal lover and quietly gives to many worthy charities. He is also a genious and will be perfectly capable of working in the mainstream media without being vulgar or using foul language.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Hot Carl

    I own SIRI stock. Watch it go through the roof now! Once all the lameass dolts condemning Howard see what a nice and sincere guy he is, they'll be lining up to subscribe to Sirius! Ooofa! Ba ba boey!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Craig

    ba ba booey

    December 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Bill

    Wow, what a awful choice. Howard will certainly bring a different level of crazy to the show. My fear is that the legitimately talented will be passed over for the freak shows. (Leonid the Magnificent anyone?) I think I'm done with it.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JBR

      You're a moron! It was Sharon and Howie that put Leonid in...NOT Piers.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Ralph T

    Well, they've definitely lost this viewer. Howard Stern is one of the most obnoxious, perverted ignoramuses the media has ever created. I thought Jerry Springer was bad enough, but Stern makes him look like a choir boy. I thought they learned their lesson by getting Nick to host the show; now it goes back into the toilet. America may have talent, but Howard Stern doesn't. I now have zero interest in seeing the show.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      When it comes on, you'll watch it.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph T

      Nope, I can't stomach Howard Stern. He is morally bankrupt and morals mean a lot more than a television show to me. This was one of the easiest decisions I've had to make because NBC made it for me. Howard Stern in? I'm out.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • omg

      Who would have made an acceptable replacement then? Do you want Sharon off the show? Her and her family are no angels. Im sure when Ozzy and Black Sabbath were first around, you were offended as well.

      December 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  165. robinquivers

    @leppfan83-really? I don't know what is more pathetic, the fact that you will judge someone on something he did on the VMA'S TWENTY YEARS AGO, or that you proudly admit you "religiously watch ATG" and as you put it you, "laugh, cry, and stand up and cheer (or sometimes yell) at the TV in my own living room."

    December 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  166. cherry

    Thanks God that my blood comes from a different space than folks like Stern....I would like to stay in that space protected by Christ than having to deal with Stern's of world..It's a sad joke that the guy who can only talk about boobs and nudity is going to judge America's talents....what could be more unfortunate news, for the real talented folks than that?

    December 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      I hear Howard is more popular than me. 🙁

      December 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Zzzzzzzzzz. You're fun at parties, aren't you ?

      December 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      So what you're saying is that since you love Christ, you're better than Stern? Go lock yourself in a church. Do us all a favor.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebbe

      Wait Cherry......let me quote you for a second "Thanks God that my blood comes from a different space than folks like Stern". Please clarify what you mean by this. It sounds like you got a case of antisemitism. Folks like Stern......You remember, Jesus was a Jew too.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nateret46

      ignorrance is your bliss.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty Davis

      Cherry,when did you lose it?

      December 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      @Ty Davis......She hasn't. Her mind, yes.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • cherry

      well, being borned as a jew alone in itself is not sufficient to be on the right side within a space. One needs to show and prove it with character strength that reflects high moral values by following Christ's teachings . May be Steve is right in saying that I belong to the church so that I don't hear or get to watch things that bring upleasant and evil thoughts to the mind. After reading so many comments in favor Stern, May be there is nothing wrong in what Stren does for the fame. But I am really glad that I don't belong in there. Fortunately God has given me a life to be happy , proud of and to be able to do right things to help humanity in a little way. It feels so happy holding Christ's hand and doing right things. I really wish that everyone on the earth gets the same and glimps of how wonderful that feeling is..Amen...

      December 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • PassingThrough

      Cherry...You can't be all that happy in life if you've got to come on to one of these sites and "hate" on Mr. Stern. Why can't you just enjoying living your happy life without having to speak ill of other people. Seems petty and pretty unchristian.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherry

      Yes I agree Passthrough that I should not be here...I don't know what happened to me today that made me do so..I guess it because when I heard the news, I just could not digest it and something about it did not agree with it at all. Not sure what is so repulsive about it that I lost the cool. I just started holidays from work today and I guess, I could not stop responding to the news because I still remember the feeling of how I felt inside my mind when I had accidently bumped onto to Stern's show where he and his crew was commenting on nude model standing in front of them on his show about her boobs etc..It felt so sick and sad listening to that, my God only knows the feeling and the mental torture I went thru to forget that. I also felt very sad for women who have to go thru that length to make living. Anyway it's just me and I am aware that I am in a minority in where the world seem to be heading these days. So yeah better to keep the mouth shut as there is no use. Good and bad is relative after all. But it's amazing that legendary, art , music, talent that touches one's mind and heart in a very beautiful and spiritual manner, will be judged by someone like that.....then naturally someone wonder's why?...But anyway who am I to judge that , right? Thanks for the reminder and right perspective..Bye for now....Later.....

      December 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebbe

      I actually applaud your honesty Cherry. You are owning your antisemetic ways at least. Please go to your local Synagogue and start handing out yellow stars right now. Jews are BORN Jews.....not BORNED

      "well, being borned as a jew alone in itself is not sufficient to be on the right side within a space. One needs to show and prove it with character strength that reflects high moral values by following Christ's teachings . May be Steve is right in saying that I belong to the church so that I don't hear or get to watch things that bring upleasant and evil thoughts to the mind."

      December 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  167. George Takei

    OH MY!! i'm dreaming of a white...

    December 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  168. LeppFan83

    I have watched every single season of AGT religiously. It is my favorite 'reality/talent' show in a long time. It makes me laugh, cry, and stand up and cheer (or sometimes yell) at the TV in my own living room. Now – I will not watch the show. NBC has lost me with this decision. Horrible, Horrible pick for a judge! So on Stern's first AGT Season Finale show what will he do? Come out as Fartman? That will be good for the kids!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric the Commenter

      Did Sharon do a line of coke for the last season finale? Believe it or not some people aren't exactly the same as they were 20 years ago. Time to move on.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • JBR

      You're going to watch it and you're going to LOVE it...just like all these turds on here. Its socially acceptable to say that you hate Howard Stern.....but its because you're afraid to have your own opinion of your own. Howard is going to make Simon Cowell look like a pooosey cat.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Steve-O

    Opie & Anthony > Howard Stern.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Steve-O

    This ought to be interesting. Howie squared.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  171. TAK

    I never did care for Howard Stern's humor but I am glad he does what he does in fighting for the first amendment. In that sense he is today's Lenny Bruce or George Carlin, just not as funny to me.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  172. mk

    Most of the comments are from ignorant people who have an image of Stern but don't actually listen to his 4-5 hour long show on a daily basis. It's funny, informative, full of opinions, point of views, various personalities from all walks of life – in other words, diverse!! Have any of you ever watched his interviews on national tv, like Letterman, Daily Show and Pierce Morgan? The guy knows how to hold an interesting conversation without using a curse word & knows the time & place to say things. If he was hired to be on national tv, he very well knows how to behave & knows not to use a curse word. I look forward to a refereshing change to these judging shows where these judges just remain goody two shoes & offer no real criticism. Way to go!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mk

      And people need to realize that their kids have access to internet everywhere. What do you think they are watching? It's just a chilidish opinion when you think Howard will be a bad influence.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  173. nfree

    there is nothing this man can't do.Rock on!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  174. mike

    they just gained a viewer here!

    December 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Nateret46

    Kind of a downgrade for Howard. Going from inteligent listeners that can get his humor to simple minded fools that love jumping dogs and singing 12yr olds.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jbr

      Howards going to tell those jumping dogs and singing babies to go to hell. Its the other 2 judges that water down the show...Sharon has NEVER told someone they sucked and Howie lets people in just because they annoyed Piers.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  176. johnesv

    Howard is intelligent, insightful, smart, opinionated where it counts and hilarious. He has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years and has seen many, many musical acts(who have performed on his show), had in depth interviews with top television, movie stars and polticians...many who he can count as friends. Howard is not afraid to show his human side, a rarity in the entertaintment industry. He is an overall open minded person and I would suggest some of you detractors who only read or hear snipits of his show, to also have an open mind and give him a chance. I can guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised by Howard Stern the judge who is more than qualified for this job and will be a refreshing addition to the show.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  177. kite005

    Seems like a good fit. All of these shows are suppose to have at least one moron as a judge aren't they?

    December 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Rubes

    Having listened to Howard since he moved to Sirius, he is all about talent shows..Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and America's Got Talent. He is serious about these shows as any of his listeners know. I think he will be great judge and a great addition to the show. He will certainly be honest in his opinion.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  179. RK

    Now that's funny! HS on AGT, what an oxymoron.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Nick Simon

    Brilliant Hire. They just gained a sea of new viewers including myself. Cannot wait!!! Love Howard!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Gary from Oregon

    Shoo shoo retarded flu.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Benjy Bronk

    This could be my Bashurt.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elisa Jordan

      Oh Benjy, please have Howard put us on with our song. PLEASE. Also, can you wax all the hair off your body and wear a pant suit? Ill think of something more ridiculous for you to do.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  183. To the Haters out there

    You all say you won't watch because of Howard Stern. That tells everyone here that you do not know Howard Stern or anything that he is about. He lets charities come on his show and ask for donations, not to mention the calendar he did the photography for to raise money for a animal shelter. Don't watch, it is a free market, but don't judge unless you do watch.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      Can we PLEASE get rid of that stupid new catch word "hater". It's such a juvenile word to describe someone who has a different opinion than you. Most people under 25 use this ridiculous phrase, which is comparable to, "I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I??!!!!!"

      December 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • friednuts

      And remember, this is America
      Hate speech and self defense are LEGAL
      And protected under the law
      I think stern has displayed his contempt for people in his earlier "career"
      He elicits contempt, I won't ignore him and "Be Nice" He's a creep who uses and abuses people' and by People I mean Women also- people are not just body parts for his sale and consumption-SHAME on you howard– you are a low life

      December 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      why would you watch this guy?

      December 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Herman Cain


    December 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  185. BarbaraBooey

    I love the fear created just by the mere mentioning of his name and you haven't even SEEN it yet! Howard Stern is a longtime broadcaster who has never cursed on the radio or television. The idea that a "bleep button" will be trained on him is ridiculous. The only people who actually need to fear are those who have deluded themselves into thinking they have the talent necessary to command a stage if they actually don't have it. You need an honest and unmerciful voice on that show (like a Piers Morgan or a Simon Cowell) to tell the truth when Sharon and Howie sugarcoat their reactions to contestants. That is the role NBC wants Howard to fill and he was tailor made for it. Will he interject his own personal taste (EG criticize any girl who isn't 95 lbs soaking wet because that's the kind of woman he likes)? Of course. BUT...that's what creates a the commotion that these shows thrive on.

    For those of you who have already decided to hate him...oh well. You needed someone to hate anyway. You love to hate the voice of dissent and you know it. That's why you watch Idol, Xfactor, etc.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Me

    For the first time ever I will be watching the show. Finally someone who knows how to tell the truth will be judging.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  187. FloridaDan

    Love it – saw poll on NY Daily News showing 72% agreeing with the move.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Buck

    Of course people like this creep. Our society's morals are as low as he is. Get rid of Howie too. Can he get more childish?

    December 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty Davis

      know we know why your parents named you after a knife! ,tendancy to "dull".

      December 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Stern Listener

    It's unfortunate that some people who have been a fan of this show for year' would leave because of Stern. Stern is a family man, animal lover, supporter of all human rights and a first-rate entertainer; he is also one of the nicest celebrities to his fans. Stern will bring a level of honesty to this show that, in my estimation, has never been seen before. Give this show, and Stern, a chance. Howard is extremely intelligent and he knows what the audience of this show is; he will not do anything to compromise the family values of AGT.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Rock

    For those who don't like Howard, just remember that if it weren't for his radio show you wouldn't see most of this cr@p on TV today. He pushed boundaries making it possible for many things to make its way into the public eye when most thought it was "offensive".

    December 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buck

      and a lot of what is on TV is crap.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      And AGT w/o Stern is crap.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      SOMEbody is watching Buck! he's a brilliant guy. his ideas have been lifted and stolen all over network TV. you just don't recognize them as his. smarter than a 5th grader? his idea first. most jay leno material? stolen from howard. i watched 30 rock the other day and they did a whole show... directly stolen from howard. the ozzy reality show? guess who gave him that idea.... the list goes on and on....

      December 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Former AGT Fan

    We have watched AGT since the begining, but this will make us look to the other networks for the AGT time slot. NOT a Stern fan. Sorry, just a bad choice CNN!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Since when does CNN = NBC?

      When your head is so far up your bum, your comment = worthless

      December 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Paul

    America's got talent will be my new must see tv!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Buck

    Lost my family as a viewer. BAD choice. What a creep.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty Davis

      "lost my family",no one's looking for them either!Welcome to Sternland ! p.s.,you know and we know,you will watch !

      December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  194. FloridaDan

    People that don't know Howard just don't realize how extremely well suited he is for this role. I realize his reputation precedes him but you're just going to have to give him a chance to see he will be very entertaining in this role. It's like watching X-Factor or old Idol. Just like Simon Cowell's opinion is the one that really matters, so will be the case with Howard on AGT. He's going to call it like it is and be articulate in the process. Big win for NBC. Huge.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. JBR

    Every negative commenter on here is a "bleeping" moron. Howard has an empire...why? Because HE is talented. Seriously, you guys think Sharon and Howies comments are worthwhile? Have any of you SEEN them? They let a black guy that impersonates Sinatra WIN.....that is NOT a talent, its a GIMMICK! Howard would NEVER let a gimmick get through.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Clarke

    How about this: before you bash and pass judgment on someone based on what you've "heard" from other people actually listen to Stern's show. If you think his show is strictly gross-out humor, then guess what – you're wrong. Is there gross-out stuff? Of course, but he also has some of the biggest stars in entertainment and sports as guests, and he does the best interviews of these people. He doesn't just ask dry questions like you might here on non-satellite shows – he has conversations with his guests.
    In short, know what you're talking about before you open your mouth about someone. If you can't afford satellite radio, then I'm sure you can google or youtube his interviews or show highlights.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  197. nateret46

    Now AGT will do what TV shows should do. ENTERTAIN!! Good move WNNNNBC!!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Karl

    If you give him a chance, you'll probably be won over. He has the stones to actually say what people are thinking, and some of these people need to hear the truth (good & bad).

    December 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  199. John

    It's obvious most of you have no clue about Howard.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Cherie

    Ugghhhh....Howard Stern is so incredibly disgusting and vile. I love AGT but I'm afraid my viewing days are over. Even when Stern is a guest during and interview, I am repulsed by his entire demeanor and cannot stand to listen to him. Nope, don't think I can watch him on AGT.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      When is the last time you listened to him?
      My guess is – you never have.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Sternfan

    America's Finally got talent!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Really?

    I guess, if I do decide to continue watching this show, I will do it the same way I always have... Record the show, watch the acts, and fast forward through all of the judging crap. The judges have always been the useless part of the show, and continue to be useless with the addition of Stern.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  203. San Diego 2012

    Howard will be great for the show in that he wants real talent to make it through, not some of the c*@# that has in the past. If anything it will drive the rating higher and might bring in new sponsors because of bringing him on.. Bring the talent Mr. Stern!!!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Jan

    As of this moment WE are no longer watching America's Got Talent...just because of Howard Stern....WRONG DECISION to bring him on board....to say the lease

    December 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  205. walstonc59

    I've watched AGT in the past...not so sure about now....NOT a fan of Howard Stern's at all. I've watched his show before and have desire to see him on anything.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Mike

    Well AGT just lost my viewership. He's just a bigoted A**H*** as far as I'm concerned, what a shame.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grossed out

      I couldn't agree more.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • DSP

      All those Stern haters no nothing about him. Say they listened, but we know they didn't

      NBC just got a new household (my kids included) of first time AGT watchers. GO HOWARD

      December 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • givemeabreak

      Calling him a bigot is just offensive. What are you basing that on? He is a human rights advocate. He has an enormous amount of respect among the gay community. He isn't a racist, so what in the world would make you say such a thing other than profound ignorance. I have listened to Howard's show for more than half of my life and I have nothing but respect for him. He is a sensitive, respectful, caring and loving person who has the courage to say what the rest of us think. Maybe you shouldn't throw stones JERK

      December 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  207. mikegun

    Just gained a viewer!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grossed out

      Just lost a whole family of viewers.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Who Cares?

      @GrossedOut, I don't think they care....they just gained an incredibly affluent, intelligent and loyal new audience.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  208. JoeyG

    Agree! Go Howard! I've been a fan for years and I think it so sad that people can't even give it a chance!! If you love the show you really have to stop watching! Howard is also a huge fan of the show and excited to be a judge! The funny thing is everyone who "won't be watching" have no idea what he is about. OR they'll be watching but be sure to say that they aren't.......so silly!!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Snarky

    Great, another no talent judging talent shows.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sternfan

      # 1 radio personality for the past 30 years, tv hit shows, best seller books, high grossing movie made....yes, clearly no talent....

      December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stern Supporter

      Hey Snarky let me repeat myself again. Number one radio show, number one book, number one movie, number one sattelite radio show, number one television show. I wont even get into how much money is made off of Howard TV. I don't get what the big hang up is? Hey AGT might just lose some watchers but it's gaining millions more.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      Hey people with their lips on Stern's @ss. All those accomplishments have nothing to do with talent. Being successful and being talented aren't the same thing you tard. So again, he has NO business judging a talent contest.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      He's successful because he's an extremely talented radio guy that knows his audience. It'll translate perfectly to AGT.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      He's successful because he knew the right people and managed to get toilet humor on the radio. Big whoop, has nothing to do with talent.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • diesal

      You try keeping an audience entertained for 5 hours everyday. dope!!!

      December 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jross

      Jealous much!? Too funny!

      December 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      I would say it takes an extreme amount of talent to entertain people for over 30 years whether or not you care for his style of entertaining.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNJ

      The reason he will be such a fantastic judge is because he has been doing it all his life. If you have heard of musical acts like Sugar RAy and Train, he practically put them both on the map. In addition his interviews with major stars are some of the best celebrity interviews around. Google the Billy Joel one if you don't believe me. He will bring refreshing honesty and a true caring of people to this show. And for those who don't think it will be family entertainment, you couldn't be more wrong.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Grossed out

    I have heard his show and will NEVER watch anything with him on it. And I'll bet millions more out there agree with me. Their ratings will plummet. What genius thought of this? He's disgusting.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stern Supporter

      Those millions that agree with you are also Sarah Palin supporters.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Simon Cowell's a smart guy and I think he got exactly the punch this show needs with Stern. He's not going to bring vulgarity to an NBC show – give me a break. He's actually an extremely talented and insightful guy that knows his audience. You should prob give him a chance before you go judging. Pretty sure the rating will bear this out – if you were already watching AGT, you'll probably keep watching and many that weren't – like me – will now tune in.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Benedetti

      You may have HEARD of the Howard Stern Show, but you have obviously never LISTENED to the show.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  211. citizenUSA

    Funny, America's got talent but not the judges?

    December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Boney Lee

    The greatest entertainer on earth! For those of you who don't listen, or suffer from letting others form opinions for you, give him a chance, I bet you'll like him. But beware, you might start listening to his radio show then Jesus will be mad at you and give you bedbugs make your cable tv go out.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Stern Supporter

    It's so funny t0 hear all the negative comments on here about Howard by people who have absolutely no clue about what they are talking about. Howie Mandel was a very raunchy comediian, didn't he used to inflate condoms and put them on his head? Did we all forget about the Osbourne show when every other word that came out of Sharons m outh was a cuss word? All people hear is the name Howard Stern and start flipping out without ever listening to his radio show. Howard is a a great person who leads a very clean life. When have you ever heard anything negative about this guy in his personal life? Never.
    Howard will boost AGT to another level. I never watched the show before and now I will because of Howard. Number one radio show, number one book, number one television show, number one movie. Keep up the good work Stern.

    December 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Right on, SS. I'm actually pleasantly surprised to see all the Stern support in these comments. The negative comments are clearly (and rightly) in the minority and probably judging him purely on reputation. If only they would listen to him – his style is just perfect for this role. Fairly certain they'll be gaining more viewers than losing. I personally found AGT unwatchable previously but will now tune in for sure.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Brilliant!

    Their audience just tripled, all the old fans that left him when he went to Sirius can now see him. And the millions of us that followed him to Sirius have a new Stern outlet.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Griz

    Vulgarity? Did you watch "The Osbournes" on MTV. Every other word was the F word. Howard was on regular radio for 25 years. He never himself cursed. AGT has gained one more viewer here.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grossed out

      Howard is on the level of vulgarity of Hustler. Sharon is just a low class lusty broad.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  216. FloridaDan

    AGT gained a viewer in me. Always found the program to be hokey but adding Stern gives it credibility and a punch of great humor. PTC needs to just whither away. He'll do great on NBC and will be a great judge of talent – Howard always calls it like it is.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Bendare2


    People that are against Howard just don't know him. He already has great relationships with Sharon and Howie through the radio show and they will play well off of each other on AGT. This should be a home run for NBC. I mean, Nnn BBBBBBBBBEEEEEE Ccccc,

    December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Carlos

    ok, this will actually make me watch one of these shows. Finally a judge that will tell those that suck, THEY SUCK!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  219. FPBay

    I guess i will have to watch the show now...
    as for everyone who said they won't, YOU will watch from day one...

    December 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Rich

    Howard Stern's detractors are unable to separate the man from the show that bears his name. Do not think that the Howard Stern Show is going to rear its purient head (no pun intended) during a popular national television show. Howard Stern has proven time and time again that he knows an audience (radio, books, movies, and television) and how to entertain them. He also clearly knows that every audience is different and therefore will tailor his performance to that audience. If you have never listened to Howard, you should before you trash him.

    I can't wait to watch America's Got Talent for the first time ever!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  221. mjenks

    He is a biggoted racist and republican hatemonger.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • URUninformed

      You've clearly never listened to his show. There is no bigger advocate for calling out racial stereotypes. He is the ultimate advocate of live and let live.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • JuntMonkey

      lol no. He voted for Obama and generally promotes liberal policies. He is absolutely not racist and is at heart quite kind. You're out of touch and are apparently going by his 1989 persona.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sternfan

      It's Howard Stern not Rush Limbaugh! You confused little soul....

      December 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!
      i actually had to take a breath after reading your comment. you people clammoring about howard know nothing about him, never heard the show... just make up stuff.. LOL... show me an example of howard being racist??? LOL!!!

      December 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  222. bdizz

    Wow – Now I'm going to watch. Finally someone who will tell it like it is without sugar coating it... . For the Parents Television Council – why don't you fight childhood obesity and go after soda or junk food commercials???? That does way more damage to our youth than someone dude on paid radio give me a break.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  223. PittsburghAnn

    Amen, @Sternfan. Those who are complaining have likely never listened to Howard. He's brilliant, funny, sweet and a little naughty. He knows how to edit himself. He doesn't need a bleep button, btw. He was on terrestrial radio for years. Relax, wait and watch. It's likely this currently unwatchable show will be significantly better with Howard on it.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlsoInPittsbhurgh

      Completely agree...I've never watched "AGT" but the addition of a man that has entertained me for 15-20 years will draw me to it. Anyone who has stated that they won't watch because of him...has never actually listened to him. And that's a fact. He appeals to a broad spectrum of people...most importantly of those are the educated, hard working and intelligent fans between the ages of 25-45...who know good entertainment and can count on Howard's experienced opinion to provide us with a new forum to hear his word.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pablo

      I certainly don't know him nor do I want to. But I've seen enough of him to know that he is rude, rude, and disgusting. He will do anything to humiliate and degrade women. He will lower the show to "Fear Factor" standards. NBC is already the doormat of the TV industry and apparently they are desperate. They are still headed in the wrong direction.

      December 16, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  224. Frosty

    I too will be watching this show for the first time now that Howard's on board...

    December 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  225. SciMom

    My family and I have enjoyed this show since its inception. However, with Howard Stern as a judge, I will no longer be watching. This was one show that I could count on for nice family entertainment. We are definitely losing something here. Also, as a mom, I think I am a big consumer of many of the products advertised on the show. Who are they marketing to by adding Howard Stern?

    December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sternfan

      Me and millions of others who followed him to Sirius radio (facts, look it up), gladly pay monthly subscriptions and will now watch him on NBC!!!

      December 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • URUninformed

      There is no reason to believe that the show will no longer be family oriented. Howard is bright, sensitive and insightful. If you had listened to his show on Sirius/XM for the past few years you would know that he doesn't need vulgarity or nastiness to shine. Among the hundreds of brilliant interviews he has conducted he has demonstrated tremendous skills as a broadcaster. Not watching the show will be your loss – especially if you judge before you watch.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      SciMom – I have been a Stern fan for over twenty years. Howard Stern is first and foremost a professional – an entertainer who knows his audience. He knows full well your kids are watching. Becasue of his ego he will try to draw viewers in, not drive them away; and because AGT is a family show Howard will play to that venue. He would not risk his career, or America's Got Talent, by letting his radio personality on to the small screen. So – if he knows the difference – why can't you at least try? BTW – my very "straight and narrow" (and wonderful) wife h-a-t-e-d Howard Stern until she started to listen to him.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • FloridaDan

      Marketing to me, apparently. I'm a 41yr old father of 3 and while I wouldn't let my kids listen to the Sirius show, of course, he'll be great in the judging role on AGT. Amazing how so many judge without really knowing Howard. Wipe the PTC out of your eyes and give him a chance – you'll enjoy what he offers.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeinNJ

      They're adding people with brains, honey. Do you really think he's going to be on a primetime network TV show and curse and be "vulgar"? These shows have editors and censors, not to mention that he spent 25 years on radio and never once cursed. Did you ever watch "The Osbournes"? Why didn't you protest about Sharon being a judge on this "family show"? The woman has a mouth like a sewer, not to mention she's married to one of the most notorious drug addicts in the world. What a freaking hypocrite you are.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grossed out

      I completely agree. The people who watched the show will now watch with stern on. He may attract a certain element but will lose many other viewers.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Funtimes

      No one cares what you have to say.

      Go back to being a mom.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty Davis

      SCimom,10 million fans with adult money.........

      December 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ba ba booey

      Which part did you like from last season better. the man and wife that drove nails in to their heads and clamped parts of there body or the half naked dance troop.. Did those upset you. how about when Howie mandel did the skit when he was "naked" did you write NBC? did your kid get up and say i want to be like howie mandel get naked and run around the house. please tell me how you reacted then.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Eric the Commenter

    Everyone realizes that he was on terrestrial radio for 4+ hours a day for 20+ years right? The man is capable of doing a 45 minute TV show without needing to be "bleeped." He also has three daughters & is an animal lover, he's not the monster everyone would like him to be. Hopefully this new venture will make people realize that.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ass Napkin Ed

      10 thousand people will quit watching.....10 million will start.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Pattigee

    He needs to crawl back under the rock he came from. He won't be of any use to anybody. His vulgarity is not what that show needs.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Love it

      Ever watch The Osbournes, honey? The Springer Show? Ever heard of the exploits of AI judge Steven Tyler? Oh yes, they're all angels....

      December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scores Man

      I'm about meeting girls, I'm about meeting guys, Scores Man! Got a tattoo, yeah!

      December 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      it's still about the "talent"... it's not becoming the howard stern show you moron.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOPSternFan

      I'm sure no one on AGT will be going T-O-P-L-E-S-S

      December 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Sternfan

    I think people who bash Howard as a judge choice need to take a step back and exhale. Have any of you prudes actually watched Howie Mandel's act? He is as raunchy as it gets. Sharon Osborne is married to shock rock star legend and is a foul-mouthed as a sailor. Jerry f-ing Springer was a host of the show too and have you seen his shows content?!
    Howard Stern is a veteran of entertainment industry. He has strong views and opinions that he is not afraid to share. What else do you need in judge?! Not for nothing, at least he is an American talent who actually made it on his own!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • K2nfok3

      I agree with what you are saying about his mouth and everybody else mouth. I think it will make for interesting TV with him as an addition. Never been a fan of him and I never not been a fan, but I have watched his show and he is very entertaining.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  229. SterlingArcher

    Just make sure you say the call letters right Howard... It's N – Beeeeeee – C

    December 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Fa Fa FOOEY


    December 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  231. ziggy

    He will be brilliant on the show. He'll actually honestly tell these people if they have talent or not. Smart move by NBC.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Howard RULEZ


    December 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Amy

    That's really too bad. I have been a big fan of the show from it's inception but will no longer be watching. C'est la vie. Put a biggot and a jerk in a role on a family oriented show and you will lose the families. Simple as that. I would never let my daughters watch with me again.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • handler

      bigot? jerk? that's a bunch of garbage, firstly, stern is this generations mark twain, he uses outrageousness for social commentary, and is perhaps not only one of the most intelligent entertainers out there, he's probably the most important.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • OpenMinded

      Just to be clear...who is the biggot and who is the jerk? If you mean Howard is both then you clearly have never listened to Howard. Stop listening to "Christian" broadcasting and Rush, who, by the way, took his playbook word for word from Howard.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sternfan

      Amy, so when Jerry Springer was hosting the show it didn't bother you? Biggot!?!? Get to know a person yourself, not listening to others, and then pass judgement. How many personal life scandals was HS involved in over his career? The guy is more straight laced then all the people who sat in judges chairs. Just because you don't like his show, don't judge him as a person. As I posted below, have you actually seen Howie Mandels specials?

      December 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      @handler What in hell have you been drinking, methanol?

      December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Wow Amy, you could not be any further from the truth. You have quite obviously never listened to Stern and are only going based on what your Christian radio stations have you brainwashed to believe. It is amazing to me that people like you have the balls to speak on a subject that you have no factual basis. Keep standing on that soapbox spouting your religious propaganda you dunce.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      you clearly don't know anything about stern. nothing. he's a jew with a black female cohost you dummy.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred300

      Exactly how is Stern a biggot? Unless you can prove a point as fact you shouldn't make comments like that. People who have never listened to him have an "opinion" about how he is but can't back it up with anything. For every viewer AGT loses because of him, they will gain three!

      December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      last time your heard his show was when??? Dont watch anymore, the 10 million fans of his will take care of the losers like you

      December 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace and Love

      Many people pass judgement on Howard because of his history of edgy antics that push the envelope. What these critics probably don't understand and don't know (simply because they don't listen to the show) is that Howard has matured in recent years. I'm not saying he's matured in his material on his show, that's still pretty raunchy. But he's mature enough and smart enough to realize this isn't the Howard Stern Show. It's America's Got Talent on network television and he will be playing a role in the show, which is larger than himself. He will respect the show, it's format, and he will work TIRELESSLY to bring it's ratings through the roof.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Christian music? LOL! Oh, that would be funny for an Athiest to do. I actually don't have to defend my position on his being on AGT, I will make my choice not to watch. Simple as that. I have actually listened to his former radio show as my brother, who is also a jerk and will readily admit it, was a fan. You are right, I haven't listened to his new show, I don't have satellite radio, but if I did I would choose not to listen to it. He has a history of being degrading towards women and I will not subject my daughters to that. Howie isn't much better, you're right, and I was headed on my way out with AGT anyway. So, I guess this was the straw that broke the camel's back anyway. No great loss I guess. But NBC is making a tragic mistake, but it's their mistake to make.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  234. BopBop

    Not sure if this is the right move. True, it might bring in younger viewers, but it's going to put off a lot of the show's older fanbase – it's not kids who made Jackie Evancho the show's first breakout star. Plus, NBC's going to have to have a heavy finger on the bleep button.

    December 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clarke

      Trust me when I say Stern has enough control and common sense to not curse or otherwise use inappropriate language on the air. It is common knowledge that discourse on satellite radio and network television are two different types.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeinNJ

      No, it will bring in older adults to watch the show. Kids don't listen to Stern, his fan base are people in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Now WE will be watching this stupid show just to see Howard.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • nole1217

      You people are nuts. Howards is an entertainment genius. If you ever listened to him (not just out of context soundbites) you would know that he is very measured with his remarks and it is unlikely that he will need to be 'b;leeped' on network television. He has been on Leno and Letterman many times and never done anything ionappropriate there. So why would he shoot himself in the foot and drop an f bomb on national TV. When we judge people without knowlege it shows our own ignorance.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • zero

      Yeah because Howard couldn't do terrestrial radio for 20 years without cursing? LOL. He has been a professional broadcaster for 30 years and will easily be able to handle this 1000X better than most of the people they probably considered.

      December 16, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Homer

      This is a surprise because Howard Stern is down to only one fan.


      December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • GOPSternFan

      Actually this move might bring in more mature audiences who are Stern fans from the earlier years. I feel most of Stern fans are not regular viewers of AGT. I am in my mid-30s and started listening to him in 2001 and I have never seen AGT but will when he comes on. This move may turn off the younger teeny-bopping crowd who watch Twilight and Glee.

      December 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Dude

    Well, I will no longer be watching AGT....

    December 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustMe1231

      Dude...I agree. They just lost a viewer!

      December 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Starr

      I agree whole heartedly! AGT just lost my family as viewers. Way to go NBC--NOT!!!

      December 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poolchick

      My first thought was, " won't be watching AGT anymore". Then I realized I have to give the guy a chance. He can't always be an ar$e can he? So, I will watch the first couple and if he is a turn off, then the channel changes.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex idol fan

      That does it for me. I've watched since the beginning but there's no way I can stomach Howard Stern.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ksheets

      I have watched every episode since the show started. That has just come to an end. Will no longer be watching.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • howard is king of the airways

      Dude no one cares if you watch it, dont be a hater of howard, you just dont like it because you cant be howard

      December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ty Davis

      Being one of 30 million Stern fans,we won't miss you...........

      December 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dudette

      When it comes to judging talent, Isn't it a prerequisite to actually have some talent yourself? If AGT just wanted a crude, rude, foul-mouthed jerk on the panel, they could have just chosen any random Arby's customer.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nashvilledeb

      Agreed. I never thought much of that show anyway, but now it's completely off my list with that piece of trash as a judge.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      Liars! Phonys! You'll ALL be watching. Elitists, think your schit don't stink.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

      It's becoming impossible to watch TV without filth. Guess I'll stick to Wipeout.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • SteveM

      Well I am sorry to hear that some of you will not continue to watch, you will certainly be missing out on a great show. Howard, Howie, and Sharon are already great friends, so it should be a seamless transition from Piers to Howard. The new people that he will bring to on will greatly outnumber those that no longer care to watch, so NBC won't really care. I do have to ask though, in an intellignet way, please give me a reason that you won't watch. Thanks!

      December 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • cuda13

      gained a viewer here. He's a very good judge of talent.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fan

      Does everyone think that the guy who does the radio show will really be the same guy on the tv show? He won't be cursing, showing naked chicks or anything like that. Give it a chance and if you still don't like it change the channel.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      good riddance. the 10 million of us will pick up your slack.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      @Dudette – Let me ask you something, why not stop watching the show because of Sharon Osborne then? Other than being a manager, what has she done? Her mouth is just as filthy as Howard's. Howie Mandel is no saint either.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • P.Cahill


      I never saw AGT before. I can't wait to sit and watch the show with my family. I wouldn't let the kids listen to H100 like I do, but Howard is a huge talent and will be honest without being crude. Watch and see. The man has integrity that many find difficult to see..... Because they are SHEEP and won't have an open mind so they listen to the popular propaganda. Shame on you who throw the stone!! HEY NOW!!

      December 16, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Balsac

      For those who question Howard's talent, Forbes has Howard listed in the top 10 highest paid entertainers. How can someone with no talent, someone is so despised out rank some many wonderful entertainers. I think the haters have to be in the minority. This is a definite win for both AGT and Sirius.

      December 16, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
    • zero

      I think its great you will stop watching. I think for every person who stops watching, at least one will replace them. I never would have watched before but will definitely watch now. Plus the media and advertising hype will be huge. This is a big win for AGT.


      December 16, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • GOPSternFan

      I'm sure NBC will be heartbroken to lose you as a viewer...I'm being sarcastic of course.

      December 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Guedde

    Well this will make me watch America's Got Talent for the very first time in my life!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grossed out

      I guess all the vermin will crawl out of the woodwork to watch, now. There won't be anymore Jackie Evacho's. No decent parent would want their kids on that show, now.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrskool

      Ditto. This guy is gross

      December 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chee

      and it will make me stop... He is insufferable.

      December 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guedde

      This "vermin" is an executive leader with 2 licensures and 2 certifications, making over $100,000 per year, happily married since 1991 with 3 beautiful children and a very cool dog. 🙂 Sorry to shatter your stereotypes.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • LizRod22

      "There won't be anymore Jackie Evacho's."

      Yayz! That little girl gives me the heebie-jeebies.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • FaFaFooHi

      Me too! And for all the naysayers on here, why don't you try listening to Howard once in a while? I'm a mid-50s professional who has been listening to him since the '80s. He can be crass and rude, but he's funny as hell and his heart's in the right place.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      All the haters clearly have not heard his show or else they would be singing a differnt tune. His interviews are incredible and the fact people think he is vermin speaks to the fact they are without firsthand knowledge of Howard. They are reacting to other knee jerk comments from other un-informed people.

      Good, stop watching We don't need your narrow minded views anyhow.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Panthro

      I guess you don't have to have any talent to be a judge on a talent show. This guy is a freaking a_ _ wipe!!

      December 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • PK

      Panthro – Cause any judge on their now possessed any sort of talent? You people are all dumb... The Howard Stern you hear on the radio is essentially a character? Things he does because it makes good radio.. He is not like that in his private life. If they had announced Will Ferrill as a judge would you stop watching because the character he played in Old School didn't have good family values? Stern will be very much a judge like Simon Cowell was on Idol.. If they are good he will tell them and if they suck he will tell them.... He isn't going to go on there and be perverse because that's not what his job is.. Get down off your high horses, you probably have never even listened to his show anyways.

      December 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I think I will check the show out. Never been a big fan of those types of shows,but I think that he will present an honesty that was probably lacking before. He can't/won't be the person he is on Sirius/XM because the standards and guidelines are much different for those mediums. But he will be entertaining,nonetheless.

      December 16, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Hollyworld

      Stern has been a flop on TV before.


      December 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  237. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson

    Go ahead Howard, you're the man!!

    December 15, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      Ugh 🙁
      I will give him a chance because he can be quite humorous and entertaining when he's not being disgusting – lets just hope he keeps it cool and doesnt ruin the show. 😉

      December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heynow

      I will say to you non-believers that you should give Howard a chance. He is the most honest "celebrity" out there. He puts his life on display and has honest opinions. He is not ruled by publicists, products or agendas. What you see is what you get with Howard.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ignoranceisbliss

      You all crack me up; I am referring to the haters on here. I am an educated woman who has listened to Howard since I was a teen. It is sad people base their opinions on hearsay, rather than by actually listening to the man and forming their own opinions. Keep following the flock sheep; I assume it is much easier for you to allow someone else to do your thinking for you.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • KD

      To all the haters: Do you REALLY think NBC is going to allow him to be CRUDE on air? You are dumber than you sound if you believe that. The haters base their opinion of Howard on what they read in the news, they never actually LISTEN to his show. If they did, they would know what a smart, friendly, generous man he really is. No talent? The man has built an EMPIRE in an industry that is dying. No one else in radio is making anywhere near what he makes, nor generates the ratings he does. he single handedly save Sirius from going under. A no-talent couldn't have pulled that off, no matter how controversial.
      The sheep that will no longer be watching the show will be far outnumbered by the legions of Stern fans 10 to 1. NBC knows this, and made a genius move to hire him.
      I have never watched the show, but will now, because Howard is a judge.
      And FYI, I am a married woman, in my 40's, who has been a fan of Stern's for years. I work in the tech industry and am far from "vermin", as are the majority of Howard's fans.

      December 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Well said: ignoranceisbliss and KD. He's a natural talent, and an true American icon...The sheep will follow the recycled, edited crap that Fox news and other brainwashers will feed them.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      What a horrible choice and a sure turnoff for watching the show ever again. Too bad, it was a good show.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      This is exactly what Sirius-XM needed.
      NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy.
      Once Howard's prime-time exposure catches on, subscriptions are going to go UP. Howard has an endearing personality. How do you think he landed such a hot wife? He's a humanitarian and an animal lover. He's an advocate for gays, too. How about that?

      December 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • SWM

      I will be watching for the first time. Clearly those people who are calling Howard Stern disgusting and so forth have never listened to an entire broadcast. I, like several other fans, am a well-educated female. He is very insightful and a skilled interviewer. He will make AGT watchable.

      December 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      -This will only boost what Howard has to say on his satellite radio gig; as he has been running short of both material therein and new guests, every since he trounced David Arquette's marriage on the air. For a man whom fiddles around he might very well 'fiddle' this whole gig into the ground -taking everyone with him. -Originally, he thought the idea was almost repulsive and now... the money might help until the gig is up. -One point of opinion herein. By the way he's self-conscious: How he'll ever do television that much will depend on his wife. Perhaps her opinions too.

      December 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • theDude

      I have never watched AGT but I will now because of Stern will make it great.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cricket75

      Other than his being ... Rude, Crude, and Socially Unacceptable....he'll be great.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Dunn

      Howard Stern is a pig. Not Funny, Not Smart, Not witty. Talentless

      December 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike M.

      I may be one of those haters, but not for the reason of never watching him. When his radio show was broadcast on TV, all he could do was parade naked ladies around in his studio and have his employees perform stupid acts around them. Grant it, he may be smart, funny and not controlled by media, corporations or big business, but I found many of his shows tasteless and classless. This was many years ago and maybe he has changed. Maybe I'll give him a chance. But all of you out there that say haters don't know what he is about have it wrong. I'm guessing the haters are basing their opinion of him off of the same experiences I have had ... vulgar radio shows that at best, were comparable only to The Jerry Springer Show. I also know that NBC will curtail him to a degree to keep it a family show and maybe, just maybe that warrants giving him a chance on national TV. ... just maybe.

      December 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris stirk

      Howard Stern is not good for family entertainment. My family has watched the show for 5 years. We won't watch anymore with Stern as a judge. I respect his talent and rights to express his opinions for those that have his taste, but as for me and my family he doesn't come close to our standards. Too bad. This was kind of America's show of diversity and variety, but Stern will help it become just another dirty joke.

      December 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      the advertisers will flock to this show now morons. Look at south park, family guy etc.... get with the times. And he said today he doesnt have rabies and wont whip out his penis

      December 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • friednuts

      howard stern- what does he know about talent? not much I think
      he's a creep
      he thinks people should display themselves like "free lunch and everybody's best friend" and he'll profit
      which is not good for a person or a country
      word to the wise- and if he's on that show I won't be watching

      December 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cobra Commander

      All hail the mighty Cobra!!!

      Howard Stern is the greatest entertainer in our times but the puritan sheep in this country are too dumb to realize it. This will finally get Cobra Commander to watch – and you will watch too.

      Cobra!!! @cobra4president

      December 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Howard is a beacon of truth which is hard to find these days. I'm a family man grounded with good morals and appreciate Howard's view every day. I've never seen this show but will watch!

      December 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • snslsstrkr

      i only c bits of show channel surfn i watch 4 sure now stern is great

      December 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • garciacao

      HEY NOW!!!! Now lets get rid of Sharon Osborne and replace her with Robin Ofelia Quivers. No offense Sharon 🙂

      December 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Howard haters stop...he is amazing and will rock this show. Love Howard!!

      December 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Rupp

      Howard is the man!

      December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Irishwhiskey

      Am I the only one who thinks that AGT is below Howard. His form of entertainment will only be watered down on this horrible show. For the people who are going to stop watching because of Stern, get a life.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TuesdayA

      I can't wait, this will be the first time I watch AGT and I've convinced my husband to go for it as well. While Howard's show might be crass and showcase adult lifestyles, Howard himself is an intelligent, thoughtful and well informed man. He's neither a cheater nor a liar, which is more than you can say for most of the creeps who are running for the GOP. He's a family man and a hard worker. I hope NBC doesn't get scared off and back off the deal. Certainly I hope Howard's audience supports him as he deserves and let the naysayers give this a chance before they turn off the set.

      December 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • PatMan

      So the show loses a few feeble-minded, they just picked up 21 million new viewers and millions in advertising. Don't kid yourselves NBC would not take this risk lightly and neither would Simon Cowell, who owns the show. Get real!

      December 15, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Stern is awesome. A huge talent.

      December 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • pugh7755

      Howard Stern has Talent? I don't think so. Acting like an idiot, saying and doing things just to see how bad he can get is not talent, middle school kids do it everyday. And those that say he has talent please don't watch the show and vote, as it is obviously clear you have no idea what talent really is.

      December 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • P. Cahill

      Howard will make this crappy show watchable. Out with the phony.... in with the real. America will soon hear (and see) what his fans have seen for 30 years! Funny is funny. If you don't like it, go watch Glee!

      December 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      I am a big Stern fan and will now watch the AGT. The only thing I dont like is I know now this is all he is going to talk about on his radio show like when he was doing his movie and his move to Sirius.

      December 16, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • HollywoodSurF

      Howard Stern was far from first choice!


      December 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • trisha

      I am considering not watching AGT anymore. Howard Stern is gross. I once watched a piece of his radio show. SICK!!!! This country is messed up putting stuff like that on TV. I hope he doesn't spoil it for everyone. If I watch America's Got Talent at all this year, It will be because I really like Howie and Sharon.

      December 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • roo6

      Howard will make a fantastic, insightful, honest, tell-it-like-it-is judge and, for the first time ever, I'll be glued to AGT just for Howard Stern!

      December 18, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Hollyworld

      Our listners have brought up boycotting NBC and thier sponsors.


      December 19, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |

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