Nick Cannon is coming for the title of Media King. Today Cannon announced he’s stepping into daytime television. The experienced host will be hosting and producing his own talk show.
“After leaving America’s Got Talent, I wanted to focus on developing my own talk show,” said Cannon in a statement. “I’ve always dreamed of a platform where I can speak to America and discuss pop culture, as well as the topics on everyone’s minds. When I had the opportunity to guest host at my good friend Wendy Williams’ show this year, I experienced the energy and excitement of a daytime talk show and instantly knew I found my audience.”
He talked about the news Wednesday on The Wendy Williams Show and The Howard Stern Show.
According to Deadline, the forthcoming nationally syndicated talk show is a deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
“We are excited to be able to announce this collaboration with Nick, who has proven himself to be such a dominant creative and entrepreneurial force across film, primetime TV, music, comedy, stage and online platforms,” said Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. “The daytime audience got to see that firsthand earlier this year with his stellar performance guest hosting The Wendy Williams Show. Now we can’t wait to see Nick put his own unique stamp on talk and add daytime to his impressive list of accomplishments.”
As reported by Forbes, on top of hosting and producing a new daytime show, Cannon will continue hosting and executive producing The Masked Singer on FOX, MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, which has been renewed through season 16 (season 14 will debut in November), and he will embark on “Wild ‘N Out Live,” a 30-city arena tour, in the spring of 2020. In addition to that, Cannon plans to continue hosting Power 106’s Nick Cannon Morning in Los Angeles and finishing his degree at Howard University.
Hopefully everything will seamlessly come together. Congratulations Nick Cannon!