Nick Cannon’s Daytime Talk Show Gets Fall 2020 Launch Date
Nick Cannon has cleared the runway for a daytime talk show launch next year now that Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury show has been picked up in key, crucial markets by Fox TV stations.
The Customs Clearance Pact gives “Nick Cannon” the guarantee of double runs at Fox-owned outlets in 17 major markets, including nine of the top 10. Fox point-of-sale distribution virtually assures the show will launch next fall. Local Fox stations were the logical choice for the speaker which was unveiled in September, given Cannon’s prime-time presence on the Fox Network as the host of “The Masked Singer” and the upcoming series. of “Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos” music videos.
The daytime tape is described as revolving around “Cannon’s interpretation of the latest hottest pop culture stories and other topics on water fountains, celebrity interviews and other surprises,” according to Debmar-Mercury.
“We have to take some big swings, and Nick Cannon should be a natural fit with our lineups,” said Frank Cicha, executive vice president of programming for Fox TV stations. “Plus he can help me a lot in our ‘Masked Singer’ office pool.”
Cannon’s profile as a multimedia mogul has risen. The rapper, comedian and DJ who made a name for himself on television in MTV’s long-running comedy improv series “Wild ‘N Out” is now the frontman of Fox’s biggest hit, and he’s hosted the summer NBC’s staple “America’s Got Talent” for eight seasons. and cash. Additionally, Cannon recently took over the morning radio slot for Los Angeles’ Power 106 FM. He has created a range of spin-offs and live events related to the “Wild ‘N Out” brand, including a live tour and restaurant in Miami.
“I’ve always dreamed of hosting my own talk show, and I’m lucky to have found great partners in Fox and Debmar-Mercury,” Cannon said. “My experience with Fox as a producer and host on both ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos’, which will be released soon, has been outstanding.”
Debmar-Mercury co-chairs Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said Cannon’s track record as an entrepreneur and industry innovator allows him to connect with viewers during the day.
The couple said in a statement that they were delighted that Fox executives “share our strong belief in Nick, a multi-talented force of nature who will bring his fresh approach and success to daytime discussions.” Nick has been able to create a brand name across all platforms with a unique ability to connect with audiences, which is exactly what you need to do to be successful in this competitive world.