Howard Stern To Replace Piers Morgan On NBC’s TALENT??
The Wall Street Journal reports that controversial satellite radio personality Howard Stern, who just helped get halfwit filmmaker Brett Ratner out of producing the Oscars, is negotiating to replace Piers Morgan as judge of NBC’s hit summer show “America’s Got Talent.”
Morgan, the toughest of the “Talent” judges, announced his departure on his Wednesday CNN show.
Stern, longtime friend of current “Talent” judges Sharon Osborne and Howie Mandel, is a huge fan of “Talent,” and has often railed against the lack of honesty among TV reality show judges (particularly the ones employed by “Amerosmith Idol”).
If Stern came aboard I suspect I would become “Talent’s” biggest fan, but here’s why it probably won’t happen.
Stern is contracted to continue his New York-based daily SiriusXM show for the next four years. “America’s Got Talent” shoots in Los Angeles. Stern hates flying and has rarely boarded an aircraft since 9/11.
On the other hand, Stern only does the satellite show Mondays through Wednesdays, and he already vacations during extended chunks of the summer. Would NBC be willing to drag Osborne, Mandel, host Nick Cannon and the rest of the “Talent” production to the East Coast?
“Talent” host Nick Cannon currently hosts the WXRK-FM morning slot long held by Stern, where he reportedly earns much, much lower ratings than Stern did six years ago.
A far less likely scenario would see Stern drag his enormous SiriusXM and OnDemand crews to Los Angeles.
Find the Jornal’s story on the matter here.
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Nov. 10, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST
I think the bigger issues are the need to be in NY M-W for the radio show and the likelihood that NBC would balk at him being hired for various reasons including, but not limited to: his shock jock rep, his open disdain for Leno and his propensity to still badmouth NBC for his treatment there in the 1980s.
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST
Never gonna happen. Stern will be too honest and tell some guy that he sucks and then make a comment about some other girls boobs and he would be kicked off the show.
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST
by wattos new hat
he can be very funny.
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST
I would definitely start watching AGT if this happened. Producers should move the show there, name their children after him, or do whatever it takes. The King of All Media would immediately make AGT the greatest talent show ever.
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST
can't say that any more though. I prefer O&A
Nov. 10, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST
I think he's flown to Los Angeles twice over the decade since 9/11.
Nov. 10, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST
Maybe, maybe, maybe if they can spring for Howard for a Private Jet he might roll with it. But I doubt it. Howard would want it to be, like, 2 days a week for 3 hours and a 5 minute drive from his apartment. Not hating, just stating what the man himself has stated over and over - he hates going out anywhere. He'd be an awesome judge because he is merciless when talking about people on the air and various reality series judges inability to judge. But I doubt it. He was almost on American Idol and didn't go through with it. Can't see this happening. Would make me watch the show if he did, though. Fla-fla-flow-hi.
Nov. 10, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST
aint gonna happen too bad....cuz he would make that show interesting
Nov. 10, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST
Nov. 10, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST
To each his/her own. But, for me, knowing the voice on the radio leering over some 20 year old porn star is coming from the mouth of a man nearing 60 is just sad. Also I have no interest in any of these talent/reality shows (my one reality fix is The Amazing Race) so, Howard or no Howard, I wont be watching.
Nov. 10, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
Howard joining the show would at least get me to check it out. As it is there are too damn many of these shows on, dancing and singing and who gives a crap, AGT, X Factor, AI, Sing Off, The Voice... Someone else mentioned Leno and that's prob a big reason this won't happen along with geography, Howard's disdain for Jay is epic and well-known.
Nov. 10, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST
but Stern as a judge would guarantee my viewership!!! He NEEDS to be on TV in a venue other than one were pornstars ride vibrator machines!!!
Nov. 10, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST
Nov. 10, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST
...when his friend Jimmy Kimmel throws parties for him. Also, whether it's for real or just radio schtick, apparently Nick Cannon doesn't care for Stern all that much (Howard makes fun of when Cannon purposely uses more ghetto slang to appear more "cool"). I'd love to see him on TV again, though.
Nov. 10, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST
He has made comments about how now his youngest is going to college what ties them to NY all year is gone. Robin has said she'd be up for doing the show part of the year from elsewhere. They've mentioned doing it in winter though. One of his daughters now in CA anyway. I just keep thinking of Ari on Entourage joking that Stern was the new host of Jeopardy. Anyways it won't happen. Mainly because Stern is comfortable in his life and career and doesn't actually want to put himself out where there's a chance he might not do well. Why would be bother?
Nov. 10, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST
by Toe Jam
Anyone who regularly listens to Howard knows this. I love how polarizing Howard is, even though his radio show is quite tame and cerebral compared to 90% of the shit you'll find on cable TV these days.
Nov. 10, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST
He'd certainly have access to a whole shit ton of guests... and porn stars.
Nov. 10, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST
Example: Kim Kardashian PREGNANT? My prediction is that this won't happen.
Nov. 10, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST
Howard Stern's penis! Also There is a very important person in Benjy Bronk's life and her name is Elisa Jordana
Nov. 10, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST
If she wants to be in LA Howard will move to LA.
Nov. 10, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST
by Darth Philbin
O & A are your new Gods.
Nov. 11, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST
by Darth Evil Dead
But it wont. As said before. Howard hates to fly...hes not going to fly from NY to LA and back every week. Its not going to happen in a million years. The only shot this things got, is if they move the show to New York. Productionwise.. I dont believe that will happen. This is just some hype shit like when American Idol was said to try and get Howard as host. No shot. T.O.P.L.E.S.S.
Nov. 11, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST
Hot naked Lesbianssss!! :P
Nov. 11, 2011, 4:21 a.m. CST
I can't stand the self rightous douchebag Morgan. The addition of Stern on the show would be just enough to get me to actually watch.
Nov. 11, 2011, 5:21 a.m. CST
Stern was also rumored to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol and that didn't happen, either.
Nov. 11, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST
You have to have a stodgy British fellow in the seat. It goes against reality talent show formula to do otherwise.
Nov. 11, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST
by Adam Frederick
Long time reader, first time talk-backer...and I have to say, seriously Herc...while I get it that you might not be a Stern fan, before reporting get your facts straight... "who just helped get halfwit filmmaker Brett Ratner out of producing the Oscars" - Howard had ZERO to do with it. Brett called in on his own, started talking on his own, Howard, as any good (epic) interviewer would do asked the questions that followed Bretts line of talking, and Brett chose to answer them...in great detail. "Stern hates flying and has rarely boarded an aircraft since 9/11." - Off the top of my head I know of 3 times in the past year Howard has been said to have flown...twice to L.A., once to some island with his wife (to which they promptly returned due to ants) and I believe there are more. While the man doesnt like to fly (who can blame him) making it sound like it has anything to do with 9/11 is bad reporting As for moving his show to LA or having AGT come to NY - both are feasable...when you figure the numbers that Stern would bring to AGT - first you have the haters...like said in the brilliant "Private Parts" - "Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for - are you ready for this? - an hour and twenty minutes. Pig Vomit: How can that be? Researcher: Answer most commonly given? "I want to see what he'll say next." Pig Vomit: Okay, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern? Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day. Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen? Researcher: Most common answer? "I want to see what he'll say next." All the haters would tune in to see what he would say next..and maybe, just maybe, realize in this day and age he at least tells it like it is. One more thing...check out Elisa Jordana on iTunes...she is the next big thing!
Nov. 11, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST
suck Howard's balls.
Nov. 11, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST
anyone else see it being around for much longer? I'm a subscriber and it really really sucks. I much prefer my own music & free podcasts to anything on the platform. I just feel in a few years it will be the lasterdisc of radio
Nov. 11, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST
Not saying I wouldn't have done the same. But I think people are way overstating the impact he'd have on AGTs already very good ratings.
Nov. 11, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST
He has been in the news more often the past few years that he had while on regular radio... hell he is all over the news past few months for various interviews.
Nov. 11, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST
by Bill Clay
He might as well be retired with a schedule like that. That's why I dropped my Sirius subscription.
Nov. 11, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST
Are O & A around ? Yes, and I listened to their show today ,just like I'm sure you listened to Howard to...oooohhh, thats right, he only works 3 days a week. Another Howard rumor ,probably started by Howard himself, so Herc & his other uberfans in the media can get him ink.
Nov. 11, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST
I'm not sure whether this will or will not happen. Howard will make demands that will change up production. Will America' Got Talent go for it, I'm not sure.
Nov. 11, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST
Like WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back on 102.7 when Jim Norton started coming around, even before they got in trouble for that Sex for Sam ... Ron & Fez were better then then back then, and Howard Stern of course MUCH better. I mean O&A were great once, but they started to really suck before they even got to satellite.
Nov. 11, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST
I'm not arguing that point.I'd say you're a bit right about O & A, though , like Howard, I'm sure, they have their flashes of brilliance .Amazingly,they seemed to have more free range to go nuts then at WNEW then as opposed to being on Sirius Radio , where Howard has screwed them on more than one occasion (and admitted to it) . Still Howard started to 'go bad" around the early 90s,when he would pontificate about leaving radio every time one of his contracts was coming due, then shut up after (of course) resigning a contract. But even Howard outdid himself this year . Suing your own company after you sign a new contract? Because you maintain that you are the ONLY reason people sign up for satellite radio (not for football or baseball ) .
Nov. 11, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST
super 8 screener?
Nov. 11, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST
Sirius can't deny that he did bring ALOT of people in. Sirius already had the NFL when Howard came and they had a jump in subscriptions. True it's not all because of him... but then again alot of it is.
Nov. 11, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST
...EVERY subscriber that came in when they had the MERGER. Not ONE of those people were subscribing because of Howard . I agree that hiring Stern's was Sirius's smartest move EVER. It just goes to show that Buchwald is the best agent EVER , that Howard could even think of this move, and actually accomplish it.
Nov. 11, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST
I think it would be awesome if he did it, but he won't. Take that to the bank.
Nov. 11, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST
One of his daughters lives in San Francisco and he talks of going to visit her there.
Nov. 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST
stop the clock!
Nov. 11, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST
for America's Got Talent? I've always found it funny that the 3 judges on America's Got Talent are 2 Brits and a Canadian.
Nov. 11, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST
He's used to the uncensored freedom of Sirius, he'd have to tone it down way too much for prime-time middle America sensibilities, plus he'll want like a zillion dollars. It'd be cool as hell if they could pull it off though.
Nov. 11, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST
which is one more episode than I've caught to date.
Nov. 11, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST
by Dr Hemlock
Stern is hated by most of the public. Simon will publicly dangle Stern's name in order to generate millions of dollars worth of free publicity for America's Got Talent and then hire someone else. Oh, yeah: BabaBooey! BabaBooey! BabaBooey! BabaBooey! BabaBooey!
Nov. 11, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST
He will bring his fans, and he will bring the curious even if they are not particularly fans... and the its doubtful current watchers will stop watching in droves... so yea I think they WOULD be interested because he would get MORE new viewers then any other possible choice. Fact.
I agree with the general consensus here ... It would be great but it seems very unlikely
Nov. 11, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST
by Thunderbolt Ross
Nov. 11, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST
I like Howard Stern, but who fucking cares about this show or shows like it? This is mop-up trash shoved corporately into your mind, with happy, happy smiles and quick cuts to make you think it's important. Here's the reality: it's not. Not in the least. It's shit-smelling fast food leftovers posing as a five-star meal. It's main audience is people who aren't talented at thinking for themselves. People who need something -- anything! -- communal that doesn't make their own lives seem so desperately empty. People who don't ask questions. People who are hype identified. Enjoy.
Nov. 11, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST
which he admitted to although you can hardly tell maybe he cant do the whole show...but could do guest spots through the season and all the "live" shows he is good for at least 2-3 ratings points just look at dave's ratings when he shows up and dopie and the wop want this to happen too...will give them material for a few weeks imus too....although that wrinkled old fart should be dead by now
Nov. 11, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST
stern has a good relationship with cowell, osborne and mandel.... always good to be in with a producer, and his relationship with osborne and mandel makes for ready made chemistry the show has lacked what it had (no longer, since cowell and morgan left to be replaced by the drunk and some comic) judges who arent afraid to call a pig, a pig lets remember, these arent talent shows...they are old time freak shows and no one is better at running a freak show than howard
Nov. 11, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST
I would watch if it happened. And I LOATHE reality TV, especially competitive reality programming. And what restyles said. On the money. No-one has EVER run a freak show better than Stern.
Nov. 12, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST
by Bill Clay
Every time there's a hosting vacancy on a network show, Howard's publicist plants a story claiming that Stern is being considered for the job. Then Howard spends weeks talking about the rumor, and eats up all the free publicity. This latest rumor is just as fake as the American Idol rumor was.
Nov. 12, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST
Nov. 12, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST
You'll do it when you get up here...
Nov. 12, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST
He got tedious in the last few years there due to his constant complaining about censors and stuff but I miss having him as an option to listen to.
Nov. 12, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST
No, not everyone who signed with Sirius signed for Stern, but what he did do is make Sirius a viable brand. At the time satellite radio was XM. XM was way ahead of Sirius by millions. When Stern signed they only had 600,000 subscribers. By the time the two companies mergered Sirius subsriptions were outpacing XM two-to-one, on pace to overtake the once clearly dominant XM. Now Stern fans did not single-handedly bring over all those subscribers, but he is the only reason XM was forced to merge with Sirius and the only reason Sirius still exists.
Nov. 12, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST
by Peter David
George Takei could be on it a lot more. PAD
Nov. 12, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST
You can dance like sulu.
Nov. 12, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST
Nov. 12, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST
Nov. 12, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST
I'm club-fucking footed you ass-wipe!
Nov. 13, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST
Thank you for the call
Nov. 13, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST
Fuckin' wives... shit! Fuck wives! Fuck some whores!
Nov. 13, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST
Wait, no it wouldn't
Nov. 13, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST
Nov. 14, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST
so it's not gonna happen
Nov. 14, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST
Yeah, she sounds like she's immature though.
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