Howard Stern returning for second season of America's Got Talent

Howard Stern has been confirmed to return to America’s Got Talent as a judge next season.

He will join host Nick Cannon is returning, with Howie Mandel also expected to continue next season.

“Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming.

“We know that Howard believes in ‘America’s Got Talent’ — which remains America’s top-rated summer series — and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.”

Sharon Osbourne is not expected to come back next season.

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