Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show to debut this year after anti-Semitic comments postponed
Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show will premiere later this year after it was initially pushed back due to anti-Semitic comments he made in 2020, it was announced Thursday.
Liongate television stations Debmar-Mercury and Fox said in a press release that a nationwide daytime talk show hosted by the media personality would begin airing this fall.
The show was originally scheduled to air in September 2020, but was postponed after promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast last summer, and slammed criticism from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan , who called the Jews “termites”. He initially refused to apologize for his remarks, but a few days later he took to social media to express his regret for his “hurtful and conflicting remarks”. At the time, he also asked for an apology from ViacomCBS, the media giant that ended its partnership with Cannon over his anti-Semitic statements.
Debmar-Mercury Co-Chairs Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said of the new talk show: “We, along with our many other strong broadcast partners, are delighted to be able to bring Nick’s unique, light and entertaining style to the show. the daytime audience starting this fall.
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Cannon added, “It has been a long-standing dream for me to host my own daytime talk show and that I can do it in New York City, bringing daytime television back to the place that has fostered generations of talents, is very special to me. With this show, we will unite all aspects of entertainment in a unique way to the very place where much of what we know today as our culture began. I couldn’t ask for better partners than Debmar-Mercury and FOX and thank them for supporting me in this endeavor.
Cannon, which hosts FOXCelebrity competition series “The Masked Singer” will produce the New York-based show alongside longtime manager Michael Goldman and showrunners Katy Murphy Davis and Matt Strauss. Davis (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Red Table Talk”) and Strauss (“The View”, “The Dr. Oz Show”, “Katie”) are both Daytime Emmy Award-winning producers.
Cannon will continue to host “The Masked Singer,” which will release two more installments this year. He hosted eight seasons of NBC“America’s Got Talent” talent competition series, and is the host and producer of the nationally broadcast radio show “Nick Cannon Radio”. Cannon is also the creator, host and executive producer of MTV‘Wild’ N Out ‘, which recently aired its 15th season.