Howard Stern's America's Got Talent Debut: How Did He Do?

It didn't take long for us to realize that there would be very little talent on Monday's America's Got Talent premiere. So instead, we focused our attention on the newest addition to the judges' panel — Howard Stern — the man who has managed to make this season of NBC's talent competition show more relevant and talked-about than any of the six seasons before it.

Howard Stern Premieres On 'America's Got Talent'

For the seventh season premiere of " America's Got Talent " (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) all eyes were on the newest member of the judging panel, Howard Stern. Replacing the outgoing Piers Morgan, Stern proved to be somewhat less grouchy, while at the same time far more enthusiastic about a few of the acts. In fact, at times he was downright nice. Entertainment Weekly thought Stern was well within the expected parameters of the show, but that the show itself quickly became tiresome. But Stern was still himself, commenting at one point to a stripping magician, "As a stripper you can't have man-boobs." He even went so far as to tell the man he had a "rather small package." But was it enough to impress Stern's fanbase? Was he tame enough to not alienate the family-friendly segments of the "AGT" audience? And more importantly, did he have a good eye for talent? The jury's still out on that last one. "America's Got Talent" continues on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the summer on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'America's Got Talent's' Howard Stern: 'Piers [Morgan] was wonderful. I was more wonderful'

As Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne make their way down the aisle of the Hammerstein Ballroom, a once grand New York venue, the cheering is pretty crazy. But when Howard Stern follows, the audience becomes rapturously, deliriously loud.The judges of the seventh season of "America's Got Talent" take their seats for a day of auditions. Not all of these acts will make it to the NBC show returning Monday, May 14, for which viewers can offer eternal thanks.On this day, there's an off-kilter marching band and a man unfamiliar with the notes customarily used in singing. Osbourne advises a woman with a good voice to smash her accordion.Another woman's stand-up act consists of putting on a baby voice and snorting. A 14-year-old girl sings James Brown's "This Is a Man's World," and when the judges don't advance her to Las Vegas, she begs and cries.Two brothers, third-generation circus performers, take seven dogs through their paces,...

'America's Got Talent's' Howard Stern: 'Somebody at NBC should be fired' for hiring me

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyHoward Stern is about to debut as the new judge on "America's Got Talent," NBC's summer talent competition show. As such, he is making the media rounds to promote the show, appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night (May 9) and "The Today Show" Thursday (May 10). Here are some of his bon mots:"What a crazy idea, to put me on a family show. Somebody at NBC should be fired, don't you think?""I watch the show, I'm a fan of the show. I'm not going on the show to disrupt the beauty of 'America's Got Talent,' 'cause I love the show.""The more [the Parents Television Council] keep issuing these statements it makes me seem more interesting and more controversial.""I watch 'American Idol' sometimes and those three judges, they don't have a word of criticism and I think that's selfish. I think you...

'America's Got Talent': YouTube Auditions Officially Begin

Though the season 7 premiere of America's Got Talent is merely a week away (and auditions have closed), there's still a chance to show America your talent and win the grand one million-dollar prize. Today NBC announced the return of their YouTube audition program (this year sponsored by Snapple), where anyone (U.S.-based) of any age and any talent can audition for the show by recording a video and submitting it online. Check out the promo video below:

'America's Got Talent' under fire for Howard Stern from Parents Television Council

The Parents Television Council has fired off a letter to the sponsors of "America's Got Talent," threatening to cut ties with them over new judge Howard Stern. TMZ obtained the letter, which was sent to 91 advertisers and tells them to keep their advertising money away from the show because Stern will corrupt America's children. The PTC cites Stern's often crude language and specifically quotes his comments in regards to "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino, wherein he said she was "not getting little boys hard" and "nobody was b****** off to [her]."The PTC also says Stern is only an expert at "looking at insecure, naked young women and telling them whether or not they were hot enough to pose for Playboy."It'll be interesting to see if any advertisers pull out of the show. We are not a Stern fan by any stretch of the imagination, but based on the clips NBC has released so far,...

'America's Got Talent': Howard Stern's quips and YouTube audition videos

"America's Got Talent's" seventh season is right around the corner - quite literally, as the show is starting a month soon than it normally does. Debuting this year is new judge Howard Stern, who has been a longtime fan of the show. In the above video preview, he says, "Honestly, I'm a huge fan of the show ... something appealed to me with this" and we get some Stern bon mots, like "Aren't the suitcases better used for packing up and getting off the stage?"We will confess to being a little disgruntled when Stern was announced as the new judge, but the preview video makes him look quite a better than we were expecting, so we shall reserve judgment until we've seen him in action.Meanwhile, don't forget that you can still audition via YouTube. Details can be found at and videos are being accepted through June 1, so if you've always had a...

'America's Got Talent' Season 7 Gets Premiere Date

The wait for Howard Stern on primetime TV is almost over. NBC has announced that the seventh season of America's Got Talent , featuring the King of All Media, will premiere Monday, May 14 at 8pm.

'America's Got Talent': Launch date set, Howard Stern is waiting

The "King of all Media" Howard Stern will soon hold court on "America's Got Talent." And now we know when the chaos will begin.NBC has announced the summertime talent competition will kick off Season 7 with two-hour episodes on May 14 and 15. Stern will be joined on the judging table by the returning Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. Nick Cannon will continue in his job as host.Stern will bring a lot of intrigue to the show as he replaces Piers Morgan. But will the initial interest result in long-term ratings success? "AGT" has been the first place summer series for the last six years. It averaged more than 14 million viewers on its Tuesday broadcast and 13.3 million viewers on its Wednesday results show. So Stern has a tough challenge ahead.So Zappers, are you excited about Stern joining the series?...

'America's Got Talent': Howard Stern's Super Bowl XLVI promo

Howard Stern is taking over a judges seat on "America's Got Talent" from Piers Morgan, who has left "AGT" to concentrate on his CNN program. Stern debuted his first promo as a judge during Super Bowl XLVI - what did you think?The commercial features Stern blasting bad auditions off the stage with a fire hose. We wish that was actually a thing they did on "America's Got Talent." The promise of a fire hose would certainly make the bad auditions more tolerable to sit through."America's Got Talent" will return with Stern, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandell and Nick Cannon the third week of June 2012. Are you going to tune in to see how the shock jock does?...