Radio shock jock Howard Stern told his listeners on Sirius XM this morning that he will return for a second season on the NBC reality talent show 'America's Got Talent.'
The outspoken judge pulled in $15 million last season and has negotiated a new contract that will have him back on the panel when the show airs as a summer series.
Sharon Osbourne has made it clear that she will not be returning to the show and comedian Howie Mandel is apparently still on the fence.
Stern isn't concerned about who ends up sitting beside him when the cameras roll. In fact he suggested, "If I was the only judge, I think the show would be terrific. You don't need the other judges, but all right, I gotta learn to play with others."
NBC's Paul Telegdy issued this statement, "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 state."
"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."