Howard Stern, American radio personality, television host and author, will serve as the new judge on the top-rated summer alternative series AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Stern will provide his feedback on the colorful array of hopeful future stars who are currently auditioning in major cities around the country for the show's upcoming seventh season.
Production of the live shows of the show also will be moving to New Jersey's Performing Arts Center, where Stern will continue to helm his SiriusXM radio program. "Howard Stern's larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to ‘America's Got Talent' starting this summer," said Telegdy. "He'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."
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT was the #1 non-sports telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in total viewers every week it aired over the summer of 2011, making it the #1 summer series in total viewers for a sixth year in a row. Last summer, "America's Got Talent" delivered its highest-rated cycle ever.
"America's Got Talent" will premiere with two two-hour episodes on Monday, May 14 (8-10 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, May 15 (8-10 p.m. ET). New judge Howard Stern will join fellow judges Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. The series then resumes in its regular day and time on Monday, May 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) and on Tuesday, May 22 (9-10 p.m. ET).
Get a first look at key art for the upcoming season of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT below!