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Howard Stern Says He'll Take 'America's Got Talent' Job "Seriously"

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Dec. 15 2011, Updated 12:07 p.m. ET

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Howard Stern may be known for his sense of humor during his morning radio show, but the shock jock says he'll be taking his new job judging America's Got Talent seriously.

Howard confirmed this morning that he'll be taking Piers Morgan's former spot as an America's Got Talent judge next season.

While on the air of his radio show, Howard said he was signing the contract.

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"I take judging very seriously," Howard said (via The New York Daily News).

Howard will join judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and host Nick Cannon.

However, Howard won't be giving up his radio show to do the new gig. Instead, America's Got Talent is moving to NYC and Howard will do both jobs.

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NBC is excited to welcome Howard into the America's Got Talent family and back into the NBC family.

“Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America's Got Talent starting this summer,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC, said in a statement. “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.”

Do you think Howard will do a good job?

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