By Hillary Busis
Updated December 03, 2012 at 03:07 PM EST
Howard Stern
Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

The King of All Media has made it through to the second round.

NBC announced today that the shock jock will return next year for another tour of duty on America’s Got Talent. Stern joined the show this past summer, taking a seat beside fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.

“Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage.” NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “We know that Howard believes in America’s Got Talent — which remains America’s top-rated summer series — and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers who share his passion about our amazing talent competition.”

A pair of dog trainers and their cuddly canines won AGT‘s seventh season, which wrapped in September. Auditions for season 8 are currently being held; check the program’s website for more information.

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