Stern quits AGT for another TV Show (he claims) on today's show AGT Is still in the early part of Season 10 - with many live shows upcoming. Stern announces on June 27 - his last show for the week What can be surmised by the timing and how he announced? 1. He's still got many live shows ahead of him. It's possible that he gets replaced before the end of this season 2. He claims NBC need to know his decision before July so they could plan for next season. But he could have made his decision not to return and kept it private. Why announce it to the public. ? 3. His new show (if it exists) will be taped in NY. What else?