Radio personality Howard Stern is in talks with NBC to become a judge on the network's talent competition show "America's Got Talent," people close to the situation said Thursday.
NBC and Stern are talking about a $15 million a year sum to do the job, which would put him on a judging table alongside Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne.
Stern, known for his outspoken style and sometimes lewd commentary on the radio, would serve as a judge on the show while continuing to host his radio show, which airs exclusively on subscription satellite radio service Sirius XM Radio.
The show is currently filmed on a CBS studio lot in Los Angeles but may relocate to New York for Stern, which would cost an additional $10 million.
The negotiations began after Piers Morgan quietly decided to vacate his judging role on the talent show after six years.
Morgan publicly acknowledged Wednesday evening that he was leaving "America's Got Talent" after this season to focus on his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," and covering news in the run-up to the 2012 US presidential election.