Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show canceled after one season
Nick Cannon’s nationally broadcast daytime talk show is ending just six months after its premiere last fall, TheWrap has learned.
The “Nick Cannon” production team learned on Thursday that the show had been canceled, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Staff were originally told they would be taking a five-week hiatus in the coming days to give Cannon time to focus on hosting duties at Fox’s ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘Wild ‘N Out’. VH1. meeting was called this morning to inform staff members that production would be shut down at the end of the day.
In a statement, Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury of Lionsgate, which produces and distributes “Nick Cannon,” called the decision to end the program “difficult.”
“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 Marcus and Bernstein.
The plan is to tape two episodes on Thursday. These two shows, combined with previously recorded original episodes, will air until the end of the season in May.
“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 in his many successful companies,” Marcus and Bernstein added.
Since its premiere in September 2021, “Nick Cannon” has earned an average rating of 0.4. The show insider said the low ratings “obviously” contributed to the cancellation of the program.
The daytime show was originally slated to air a year earlier, but TV stations Debmar-Mercury and Fox postponed the rollout of ‘Nick Cannon’ amid backlash when the multi-hyphenate discussed theories anti-Semitic conspiracy on his podcast “Cannon’s Class” in June 2020. He apologized the following month, met with Jewish leaders, and his talk show finally got back on track.