Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show launch delayed due to controversy
Nick Cannon’s week doesn’t end well. First, Cannon was let go by Viacom/CBS after his remarks on his podcast Cannon class were seen as anti-Semitic. Now, according to multiple reports, Lionsgate has delayed Nick Cannon, the artist’s daytime talk show. The show was originally scheduled to air in September 2020, but is now postponed to Fall 2021.
In a statement to Deadline, Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury have registered their support for Cannon. “The Nick Cannon Talk Show will not debut this year. After conversations with Nick, we believe that his public comments do not reflect his true feelings and his apologies are sincere and sincere. We want to continue the healing process as he meets Jewish community leaders and engages in dialogue with our distribution partners to hear their views,” the statement read. “We stand behind Nick in our hope that by Fall 2021, he can use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audience on Nick Cannon’s talk show. Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury condemn the antisemitism, racism and hate speech.This goes against everything we stand for.
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When the show finally airs, it will feature Cannon’s take on the latest pop culture trending stories and celebrity interviews.
Cannon will continue to host FOX’s hit competition series “The Masked Singer,” which aims to resume production next month. He publicly apologized for his remarks.