David Hasselhoff leaving 'America's Got Talent'

david-hasselhoff-agt-320.jpgThe Hoff is off of "America's Got Talent."

David Hasselhoff, who's been a judge on NBC's summer series for all four of its seasons, says he's moving on to do a TV project of his own.

"I am proud that I was part of making 'America's Got Talent' the No. 1 rated show for the past four summers," Hasselhoff says in a statement to People. "It's been a rewarding experience and now I'm thrilled to be able to follow my dream to do my own TV show, which will be announced very shortly."

(Or another of his own TV shows. He created the "Baywatch" spinoff "Baywatch Nights" and was an executive producer of the original for much of its run.)

Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne are expected to return to "AGT" next summer; NBC will embark on a search to find Hasselhoff's replacement in the coming weeks.

"David's been an integral part of the success of 'America's Got Talent' and we are sad to see him go," NBC says in a statement. "We wish him all the best with his new show."

Thoughts on Hasselhoff's departure? Any ideas on who should replace him?

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