The King of All Media and NBC are in “advanced talks” about Stern taking Piers Morgan‘s place as an “AGT” judge next summer, Page Six reports. But he has some serious demands, including a $20 million salary for the show, which is NBC’s top summer franchise.
That’s a lot of money, but an even bigger stumbling block may be his demand that the show move to New York after six seasons based in Los Angeles. Stern wants to continue doing his New York-based satellite radio show while working on “AGT.”
Executive producer Simon Cowell is reportedly very interested in landing Stern. Page Six quotes a pair of insiders who say conflicting things about whether the other judges, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, are up for a move to the East Coast. One of the sources adds that the option of having Stern as a part-time presence on the show has also been discussed.
What do you think about the possibility of Stern on “America’s Got Talent”?