Fox Television Stations will be the anchor group for the artist’s nationally syndicated, New York-based weekday talker from Debmar-Mercury.
Nick Cannon, a new daytime syndicated talk show, which had been set for a Sept. 21 national launch, will not debut this year. Production has shut down on the talker in the latest fallout from the anti-Semitic remarks the actor-comedian recently made on his podcast. “We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten & unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show,” the companies behind the show, Lonsgate and its division Debmar-Mercury, said in a statement.
He issued the apology hours after demanding an apology from ViacomCBS, which late Tuesday condemned him and said it was cutting ties with the host, with whom it had a more than 20-year working relationship.
ViacomCBS’s move was in response to remarks made by TV host and producer Cannon on a podcast in which he and Richard “Professor Griff” Griffith, the former Public Enemy member, discussed racial bias and he used “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories.
Daytime Emmy Award Winners Katy Murphy Davis and Matt Strauss join the new national daytime talker, debuting Oct. 5 in more than 95% of the U.S. from the ‘106 & Park’ Studios in Harlem.
The syndicated talk show from Debmar-Mercury will launch with more than 90% coverage, including all of the top 20 markets and 29 of the top 30 thanks to carriage by groups including Fox, CBS, Sinclair, Hearst, Nexstar, Mission, COX, Sunbeam, Capitol, Meredith, Tegna, Lockwood Broadcasting, Gray and CW Plus.
Headed into NATPE this month, signs are looking good for first-run syndicated shows. More than half a dozen of last year’s debuts are returning and new fare from Drew Barrymore and Nick Cannon is poised to launch with a big push.
It’s not yet December and already TV stations know with certainty that two of this year’s new shows will return, with two more rookies likely to get second-season renewals. Moreover, stations also already know two more big shows are coming down the pike next year, bringing the total to six before we’ve even hit 2020.
Co-producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury says Fox will serve as the launch group for the eponymous talk show, giving it access to nearly 40% of U.S. TV homes and a fast start on clearing the rest of the country. Cannon is best known for his hosting duties on Fox’s The Masked Singer and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
The new syndicated daytime show from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury is slated to debut in 2020.
Nick Cannon, host of Fox’s breakout The Masked Singer and MTV’s Wild n’ Out, has been set as the first guest host for The Wendy Williams Show. He will be subbing for Williams who recently announced that she is taking an extended break from her syndicated daytime talk show while recovering from a fractured shoulder.
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