Entertainment America’s Got Talent’s best season finds a winner, loses its best judge

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    According to this guy---Andy Dehnart

    Howard Stern leaves as the show’s best judge
    The finale also included an emotional, biographical clip package for Howard Stern, as the show finally acknowledge that he’s leaving. Howard had nothing but good things to say, praising everyone from the contestants to “the people who work backstage” to NBC to “people at home who’ve been so accepting of me.” He said, “It’s been incredible … the judging panel—we have real chemistry, I love them all. … I’ve really had a great experience. it’s been wonderful.”

    Over his four seasons, Howard has become, without question, the show’s best judge. The panel does have strong chemistry—I hear that there’s at least talk of replacing 100 percent of the judging panel for next season as the show moves back to the west coast, though that just may be typical Hollywood chatter—but Howard has been the voice of reason.

    Like Simon Cowell before Simon Cowell became insufferable, his critiques mattered, because he was willing to be honest when others weren’t, or at least offered fair criticism of all the acts. In a season with so little chaff, he mattered more than he had before, helping the audience weigh their choices. Howard’s approach seemed to affect and inspire the other judges, who couldn’t just sit back and gush when something wasn’t that great.

    During Howard’s first season on AGT, when it was rumored he might leave, I wrote that it didn’t matter: “The problem is that his presence and personality doesn’t change the show at all, either in terms of its ratings or its creative. It’s still a big, loud mess that’s going to end up with a mediocre singer as its winner.”

    Yet in the time since then, the show has improved around Howard, especially this season. Besides impressive production values (some of the staging this year was inspired), America’s Got Talentdoubled-down on talent. Sure, a lot of these acts were recruited and had experience performing elsewhere, but none have ever had this level of exposure. While the series may have been conceived as an amateur showcase, it is absolutely not America’s Got Amateur Unknown Talent.

    The result of casting these acts was a judging panel that came alive, led by Howard Stern and his example, and altogether resulted in a thoroughly entertaining season, probably the show’s best ever.

    If NBC really does bring Simon Cowell back to U.S. television to judge this show, even if he does produce it, that’ll be a terrible decision that will probably destroy it creatively. But at least we had a season of America’s Got Talent at its absolute best.


    Before you claim he's a shill

    Andy Dehnart is an American journalist and television critic. He may be best known as reality television's "longest-standing critic" for his online journalism, as he is the creator of the genre's first tracking website, realityblurred.com. He is a member of the Television Critics Association.

    Currently a contributor of television criticism and cultural journalism to NPR, The Daily Beast and msnbc.com, Dehnart has also written for Salon.com,Wired.com, The Boston Globe, Metro, The Chicago Tribune and Playboy. He regularly appears on television and the radio to discuss reality TV and popular culture.

    http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2015/09/americas-got-talent-10-winner-paul-zerdin/
     
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    The result of casting these acts was a judging panel that came alive, led by Howard Stern and his example, and altogether resulted in a thoroughly entertaining season, probably the show’s best ever.

    If NBC really does bring Simon Cowell back to U.S. television to judge this show, even if he does produce it, that’ll be a terrible decision that will probably destroy it creatively. But at least we had a season ofAmerica’s Got Talent at its absolute best.
     
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    This thread is now about cool home-made costumes. Go:

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    Fuck you Stern, your foray into being accepted as a mainstream personality was a dismal failure. There's nowhere for you to go now and you know it. Piss off.
     
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    people get so mad mad
     
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    "according to this guy":jj:
     
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    Howard did exactly what he said he was going to do, take the job seriously. Four years at #1 should be evidence that it was a job well done.
     
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    The only good thing to come from Howig's Gong Show was this scene capture that shows off the plastic face and the hair system.

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    I am starting to think you are Any Dehnart
     
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    "but down 13 percent from the finale for last season which earned a 2.4 18-49 rating. This marks the lowest ever season finale for America's Got Talent in Live + SD"

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