By Lynette Rice
Updated November 10, 2011 at 09:44 PM EST
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Now that Piers Morgan is out, NBC is apparently looking for one helluva firebrand to fill his judge’s seat on America’s Got Talent.

EW has confirmed that Howard Stern is in talks to sit alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the six-year-old talent show. The Wall Street Journal says the radio personality could command nearly $15 million to take over for Morgan, who announced Wednesday that he’s leaving to focus full-time on his CNN show.

Stern would continue hosting his radio show for Sirius XM. The catch: America’s Got Talent is filmed in Los Angeles so NBC is considering whether to relocate the show to New York to accommodate Stern. Stay tuned.