LOS ANGELES -- Howard Stern is going to have more company on the "America's Got Talent" judging table.

The shock jock's hiring announced last week is part of a makeover for the NBC summer hit, including a yet-to-be picked fourth judge, said creator and executive producer Simon Cowell. Stern will replace British host Piers Morgan, who left to focus on his CNN talk show.

Cowell has been unhappy that "AGT" hasn't created more stars like classical singer Jackie Evancho, 11.

"I hope that with Howard's name -- and we'll see what his skill set is like -- you can spot that little diamond and help turn them into a star."

He said Stern won't be as outrageous as some may expect.

"I love the fact that he's survived all these decades. He really understands what Americans like, and he's not afraid."