“America’s Got Talent” picks up new judge Howard Stern and details on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” getting cancelled.


Howard Stern will replace Piers Morgan as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” as he confirmed Thursday. The NBC talent show will be moved to New York, and Stern is expected to begin taping the series in February, according to the Wall Street Journal. ”I take judging very seriously,” Stern told his radio show listeners, adding, “In order to up my credibility, I will wear a suit.” Page Six first reported that Stern, 57, wanted the show moved to New York so he could continue his program on Sirius XM radio. It also reported last month that he wanted $20 million to become a judge. At the time, “America’s Got Talent” sources claimed the request to move the show went too far, as it would be unsettling for the other judges  Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel and the show’s crew. ”Moving it to New York would mean over 100 people losing their jobs if they don’t move with the show and an inconvenience for Howie and Sharon, who wants to spend more time with her husband, Ozzy,” a source told The Post. Morgan said in November that he was leaving after six years to focus on his “Piers Morgan Tonight” program on CNN. Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council already has questioned whether the controversial entertainer should be part of a show watched by families. A representative for NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. I know, if  Stern ever needs a stand in on AGT, my wig and I are ready.


ABC canceled “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” but it’s leaving a few windows open for occasional visits. The show was canned as a regular series. It will, however, return for sporadic special episodes after the show finishes its ninth season on January 13th. The season finale will mark the 200th episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Hosted by Ty Pennington, the show premiered in 2003 as a 13-part special that focused on remodeling homes for families in need. The show’s design team has rebuilt more than 200 homes since the series began and has even welcomed a few high profile guests, including First Lady Michelle Obama and reality TV stars the Kardashians-(Puke!)