Howard Stern in talks with America’s Got Talent

“America’s Got Talent” is all about shock value — and so is Howard Stern.

The shock jock radio host is in talks to replace Piers Morgan as a judge on the popular NBC talent show, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Stern, who could join Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne behind the judges table, would reportedly rake in $15 million a year under the deal being discussed.

Wacky talent is nothing new for the show, where performers range from classical musicians to flame-throwing jugglers, sword swallowers and acrobats. During the summer, the hit talent show drew as many as 14 million viewers, the WSJ reports.

Morgan announced Wednesday night that he was leaving the show after six years to focus on his CNN program, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” in order to better cover the 2012 presidential elections.

Stern has expressed interest in being a talent judge before, telling “Access Hollywood” last year that “American Idol” needed him to spice things up.

“They’ve got a bunch of people on there who don’t have an opinion,” he said.

If Stern makes the move to “AGT,” he’s got the approval of show host Nick Cannon, who said the addition would be “amazing.”

“Seems like me and @HowardStern might finally come face to face,” Cannon tweeted Thursday. “I CAN’T WAIT!!!!”

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