Simon Cowell Joins ‘America’s Got Talent’

NBC announced Thursday that Simon Cowell of American Idol fame will be joining their panel of judges for the 11th season of the show. He’s replacing ex-judge Howard Stern who just left the show.

Cowell spoke about his excitement in a statement,

“I am really thrilled to be joining America’s Got Talent next season. America has some fantastic talent just waiting to be discovered, and I would like that talent to come to our show, including any dogs who can sing!”

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt says,

“We’re thrilled to have him to step in front of the camera and take his rightful place at the head of the judges’ panel. We welcome him to the on-screen NBC family.”

Cowell abdicated his throne at American Idol in 2010 and Idol will be ending for good after the show’s 15th season next year. Crazy.

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