‘Nick Cannon’ Talker To Debut On Sept. 21
Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury today announced its new, nationally syndicated daytime talker Nick Cannon will debut on Monday, Sept. 21, in more than 90% of the U.S.
The growing lineup of leading station groups, which reach all of the top 20 and 29 of the top 30 TV markets, comprises Fox, CBS, Sinclair, Hearst, Nexstar, Mission, COX, Sunbeam, Capitol, Meredith, Tegna, Lockwood, Gray and CW Plus.
Co-produced by Debmar-Mercury and Cannon’s production company, Ncredible Entertainment, the New York-based, cash-plus-barter talk show will offer the daytime audience “a fun and entertaining hub for the multi-talented performer’s comedy, knowledge of pop culture and celebrity interviews,” according to the syndicator.
Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, said: “Clearances are climbing because our great station partners are hungry for a rising, versatile and dynamic talent like Nick. His light-hearted style quickly wins over viewers and gives them a much-needed escape from the world.
We’ve been asked why we skipped doing test shows and explained there was no need. It’s obvious to anyone who watched Nick guest host for Wendy Williams last year how much he loves daytime talk and, based on the reaction of fans, how much they love him.”
“It’s been thrilling going through this process, and to see the widespread support that the show has received and the milestones we’ve achieved is mind blowing,” said Cannon. “We’re gearing up to deliver a must-see show and I’m looking forward to coming to you on your TV this fall.”
Cannon turns his attention to daytime talk after more than 20 years as a host, comedian, actor, producer, rapper, writer, director, deejay, philanthropist, children’s book author and activist. He has hosted of two hit network series — most recently as host and a producer of Fox’s The Masked Singer; and for eight seasons with NBC’s talent competition series, America’s Got Talent (AGT). He also appeared in December 2019 with his holiday special Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos.
The versatile artist is perhaps best known for his work as a producer, creator and host for 15 seasons of the highly popular fan-favorite MTV sketch show, Wild ‘N Out, which the network has ordered through Season 16.