My prediction is that he will work longer weeks before AGT starts and only work two day work weeks when AGT goes live so he doesn't have to work Wednesdays. Of course he will already work two day work weeks when they start to do auditions tapings.
Will Howard remember that Dick Clark died? If he forgets, this could really fuck him up when he comes back from a commercial break and starts in on his go-to hour-long bit that he has done on the first show back EVERY year after the holiday vacation.
Look, coming in (chauffered and via a private entrance) 3 days a week to do a job you could do in your sleep (and sound like you have been lately) for the last 30 years is stressful. Give the man a break.