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Howie Mandel has a brand new deal to take over David Hasselhoff's spot as a judge on America's Got Talent.
“David is leaving… and yes, I believe Howie Mandel is replacing [him],” network exec Jeff Gaspin said Sunday at NBC’s Television Critics Association panel.
Last week, The Hoff announced he was departing the primetime talent competition to work on a new series -- leaving an open chair next to AGT judges Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan.
“As you know, Howie was a big part of our schedule for the last several years with Deal or No Deal, and we thought he did a phenomenal job,” Gaspin said. “If you think about an expertise, Howie has had a Las Vegas show for years and he constantly performs in Las Vegas. So we actually thought — not only is he a great communicator, but he’s actually an expert.”
America's Got Talent will return this summer for its fifth season on NBC.
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