Is Network TV Ready for Howard Stern on America's Got Talent?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    40,410
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    126,305
    Likes Received:
    103,963
    [​IMG]

    Howard Stern calls himself the King of All Media, but he has never really conquered TV. He'll get that chance later this year, when he joins what has been the most watched summer show, NBC's America's Got Talent, as a judge.

    It's not a move without risks for NBC. America's Got Talent did not need fixing. But when Piers Morgan chose to leave the judges' panel, executive producer Simon Cowell decided the show needed some shaking up and believes adding Stern can do it. The move has already made headlines, as Stern's edgy, boundary-pushing humor (and skill at self-promotion) has made him a powerful draw on radio for three decades.

    But before he headed to satellite radio, Stern was a magnet for FCC scrutiny, which hampered the success of his TV projects. In the late 1990s, he scored ratings with his syndicated TV show for CBS; however, top-paying advertisers, sensitive over protests and boycotts, stayed away. "It was a challenge to get premium customers in," says an exec involved with the show.

    FULL STORY
     
  2. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

    Reputations:
    16,882
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    90,939
    Likes Received:
    28,884
    Shock Jock Hank, son of Ben of Bernard, son of Oin, son of Gloin.
     
  3. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth 1926-2017 GOD REST HIS SOUL Gold

    Reputations:
    8,921
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    96,144
    Likes Received:
    47,959
    To be fair he conquered tv back when Channel 9 was a Superstation. That article is stupid.
     
  4. Butcher

    Butcher ?

    Reputations:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    40,120
    Likes Received:
    3,382
    That wig is on crooked
     
  5. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    65,935
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    59,944
    Likes Received:
    72,733
    THIS version of Howchie is sufficiently neutered to fit on prime time...
     
  6. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    23,039
    The other 30% tuned in to see what he would say next.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  7. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,548
    Likes Received:
    48,663
    Is AGT a rigged contest?
    Howie never gets involved in a contest that in NOT rigged.

    Howie and Fred just won the most smart and amazing contest on Best of 2011...:facepalm:
     
  8. whatsit

    whatsit Dawg Lover VIP

    Reputations:
    255
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    48,938
    Likes Received:
    6,814
    \

    The mock on they did on the show was rigged.
     
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,548
    Likes Received:
    48,663
    :nocheer:
     
  10. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    23,039
    When they brought in the three Jewish kids to judge them, I think the dentist's kid beat the accountant's kid.

    WTF was that segment, anyway?
     
  11. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,548
    Likes Received:
    48,663
    I missed that amazing-ness.
    weren't all the kids friends of the stern staff??
    garys neighbors kid for one...I seem to remember?
     
  12. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    19,978
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    15,240
    Likes Received:
    26,553
    Yes. But all AMAAAAZINGLY talented
     
  13. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -2,167
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    30,709
    Likes Received:
    18,310
    Howard is on his way out, he has lost 90% of his fans that listened to him on radio and at least another 50% of those that followed him to Sirius. I thought Cowell was a smart man, why would he thing this aging wig wearer would bring in viewers?
     
  14. Nantrax

    Nantrax Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    28,041
    Likes Received:
    889
    This

    He wouldn't want to ruin Beth's career in the Hamptons. :facepalm:
     
  15. bigbump

    bigbump Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    1
    He's doing the same job as Sharon Osborne, Howie Mandell, David Hasselhoff and they're bringing in another judge like a Paula Abdul type. Howard's proud to be in that company?
     
  16. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    19,978
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    15,240
    Likes Received:
    26,553
    I think it's a bad idea.
    But then again I thought Ellen on American Idol was a bad idea and look how well that turned out! :c
     
  17. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -2,167
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    30,709
    Likes Received:
    18,310
    He will be the 2nd bald Howie and the 3rd Jew on the panel.
     
  18. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    43,050
    Likes Received:
    843
    But how long until he finally finagles a way to crowbar the talentless Beth, Queen of the Hamptons onto the show?

    You know it's gonna happen.
     
  19. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -2,167
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    30,709
    Likes Received:
    18,310
    I hope that Howard lookalike shows up to be judged on that show.
     
  20. Nemo

    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

    Reputations:
    6
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    94,548
    Likes Received:
    48,663
    Are Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez still broke gay and desperate?
    Just a few short months ago a certain honest wigged man said judging on TV was the act of a desperate pathetic broke closeted gay person. :coffee: