Howard Stern to return as judge on "America's Got Talent"

Howard Stern will bring his honest commentary back to "America's Got Talent" for a third season.

The radio host announced the news on his "Howard 1003 Sirius/XM radio show on Tuesday, saying, "After a lot of thought...and I say this with peace and love...I am going back to 'America's Got Talent.'"

Stern's wife, Beth, says she's completely behind his decision. While at Purina's "Better With Pets" even Tuesday in New York, she told CBSNews.com, "We've been back and forth with the decision and we came to the decision last night that he still loves doing it. And I said, 'I think you still have another season in you.' So he announced today our decision and I'm really excited for him. He really enjoys it and I think America will benefit from him judging yet again."

Stern is the second talent from the NBC to officially sign on for another season. Nick Cannon confirmed he's returning, and fans are still waiting to hear from Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

Last month, Mandel told us he wasn't sure what was happening with "AGT," saying, "I know nothing. I don't know...We don't know when it starts or who's doing it usually until February."

Earlier this year, Mel B echoed those sentiments, saying she'd like to be asked back for a second year, but she hadn't heard anything official.

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