‘Nick Cannon’ daytime talk show canceled

Midway through the first season, Lionsgate distributor Debmar-Mercury announced that it had canceled the first syndicated daytime broadcast. Nick Cannon. Season to date (until February 27), Nick Cannon is the lowest rated of the 11 syndicated daytime talk shows with a rating of just 0.4 in households (according to data from Nielsen Media Research).

“It is never easy to cancel a production with clear potential but, after lengthy deliberation and consideration of various options, we have made the difficult business decision to end production of ‘Nick Cannon’, said Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, in a press release. “We plan to bring viewers original episodes of the daytime talk show for the remainder of this season. Our thanks go to the very talented Nick Cannon and our wonderful production team, and we wish Nick continued success with his many successful businesses.

Production is expected to end on Nick Cannon this week, with enough original episodes in the box to stream for the full season.

Positioned at the top of The Wendy Williams Showalso from Debmar-Mercury, on many Fox-owned stations, Nick Cannon was immediately at a disadvantage given Williams’ absence all season due to health issues. As previously announced, the next speaker Sherrihosted by Sherri Shepherd, replaces wendy williams next season.

Originally slated to debut in fall 2020, Nick Cannon was delayed after the host made controversial anti-Semitic comments about his Cannon class Podcast. He was briefly fired by ViacomCBS, where he hosts Wild ‘n’ Out (but its host status of The singer Masker on Fox, however, never changed).

At the time, Debmar-Mercury said in a statement, “We want to continue the healing process as he meets with Jewish community leaders and engages in dialogue with our cast partners to hear their points of view. seen. We support Nick in our hope that by fall 2021, he can use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show.

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