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Shock Jock Howard Stern To Join Nick Cannon As New Host Of 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Howard Stern will be joining the judges' panel on 'America's Got Talent,' and the NBC summer talent show will uproot itself from Los Angeles to accommodate the New York-based shock jock, the network said Thursday.

NBC confirmed weeks-old rumors of Stern's selection to join fellow "Talent'' judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. Nick Cannon remains host.

"This is gonna make my job really interesting," Cannon said on his 92.3 NOW radio show. "I think it's gonna be good. I really gotta bring my A-game now, because, Howard Stern, you never know what could happen with this guy. I think it's  gonna make the show even better."

Listen: Nick Cannon Reacts To Howard Stern's New Gig On 'America's Got Talent'

Stern, whose daily radio show airs on Sirius XM, is replacing Piers Morgan, who departed "Talent'' after last season.

In 2005, he took his long-running syndicated show from terrestrial radio to Sirius XM, signed a new five-year contract with the satellite-radio company a year ago after months of stormy negotiations.

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