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Monday January 11, 2010 4:06 am

Howie Mandel Joins America’s Got Talent




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, NBC, News,

Howie MandelNBC, already facing a programming hole at 10:00, has managed to fill one of its vacancies.

Over the weekend, NBC Universal Television Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin revealed that Howie Mandel will become the newest judge on America’s Got Talent. This news comes just days after David Hasselhoff announced his departure from the summer reality program.

Mandel, who previously hosted for the network, was deemed the perfect fit for Talent.

“If you think about an expertise, Howie has had a Las Vegas show for years and he constantly performs in Las Vegas,” Gaspin said at the Television Critics Association press tour. “So we actually thought — not only is he a great communicator, but he’s actually an expert.”

No start date has yet been announced for the show’s fifth season.

Read More | MSNBC

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