Howard Stern Possible Contender for Host of 'Tonight Show'

Published 03/18 2013 10:49AM

Updated 03/18 2013 10:52AM

The Tinseltown rumor mill continues to run rampant with reports that the 2013-14 season will be Jay Leno's last at the "The Tonight Show," potentially to be replaced by popular NBC comedian Jimmy Fallon.

However, an inside source tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column that there's another famous funnyman in the running for the top job.

"Howard Stern. They love him at NBC and 'America's Got Talent' is doing really well," said the source. "He's very self-censored, so it works well. And let's face it, Howard Stern would be great at it - and I can't imagine that he wants to do radio forever."

Self-described as the "King of All Media," the long-time radio personality joined the NBC television family when he replaced Piers Morgan on the "America's Got Talent" judging panel in 2012. He recently announced that he was returning to the show for the 2013 season.

And according to at least some entertainment industry experts, giving Stern a spot on the couch is simply genius.

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