Nick Cannon Talk Show Set For Fall 2020
Primetime TV host, comedian, actor, producer, rapper, writer, director, deejay, philanthropist, children’s book author and activist.
What’s next for Nick Cannon?
A daily daytime talk show. Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury says Fox Television Stations has signed on to carry the eponymous show starting next September.
The distribution deal gives Nick Cannon a fast start in national syndication. The Fox group covers nearly 40% of U.S. TV homes, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
“We need to take big swings, and Nick Cannon should be a natural fit with our lineups,” said Frank Cicha, EVP of programming for Fox Television Stations. “Plus, he can help me a lot in our Masked Singer office pool.”
Cannon’s production company, Ncredible Entertainment, and Debmar-Mercury will co-produce the talker featuring his take on the latest in pop culture stories and celebrity guests.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said: “Fox has been an indispensable station group partner for us and we’re excited to team with them once again. They share our strong belief in Nick, a multi-talented force of nature who will bring his fresh approach and track record of success to daytime talk.
“Nick has been able to build a brand name across all platforms with unique ability to connect to the audience, which is exactly what you need to do to succeed in this competitive world.”
Cannon is best known for his hosting of the Fox network’s The Masked Singer, which returned strong for its second season this fall after finishing as the No. 1 new show of its rookie season, and, for eight seasons, NBC’s talent competition series, America’s Got Talent.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to host my own talk show, and I’m fortunate to have found great partners in Fox and Debmar- Mercury,” said Cannon. “My experience with Fox as a producer and host on both The Masked Singer, as well as the soon-to-air Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos, has been exceptional. I’m looking forward to continuing our amazing track record together.”