Canadian comedian replaces David Hasselhoff

howie_mandelCanadian comedian Howie Mandel, who received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame last year, is replacing David Hasselhoff as a judge on America’s Got Talent. Ironically, this means that not one of the three judges are American — Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan are British. Hasselhoff announced last week he was leaving to launch a new television show. “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,” network executive Gaspin said. “Howie has had a Las Vegas show for years and he constantly performs in Las Vegas. So we thought — not only is he a great communicator, but he’s actually an expert.” The winner of America’s Got Talent gets $1 million plus a show in Las Vegas. Country singer Kevin Skinner won in 2009. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Casablanca Jerry Lewis! • January 11, 2010 @ 2:13 PM

    »Canada RULES/ROCKS!! 🙂 Yes. 8)

  2. gypsy • January 11, 2010 @ 2:21 PM

    Thank you for getting rid of Hasselgoof,with Howie taking his place I’ll be sure to watch it!!He’s a definite plus for the show and good for a few laughs!!!

  3. moondog • January 11, 2010 @ 6:21 PM

    both these dudes are idjits

  4. tributegirl • January 12, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

    Howie would be a lot better than Hasselhoff, in my opinion, but I probably still won’t watch it. Pretty funny that none of the judges are American though!

  5. me • January 12, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

    This is the worst decision that this program can make. Howie sucks, and by far does not know how to judge talent.
    Sorry, this show will go down the toilet with Howie in it!!

  6. jane • January 13, 2010 @ 4:29 AM

    As long as we don’t have to hear Hasselhoff say “You are what this show is all about!” to another contestant: it gets a bit tired after the 150th time or so!

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