Nick Cannon hosts a popular primetime competition in FOX’s The Masked Singer, and started hosting a morning radio show this summer on Power 106 in Los Angeles, all while continuing with 15 seasons of Wild ‘N Out on the MTV networks.
Next fall, Cannon will add daytime TV talk-show host to his calendars, too?!
Fox Television Stations has agreed to carry Nick Cannon, syndicated by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury out of New York City, in all of its top markets. Cannon already has filled in as a guest host for Debmar-Mercury’s existing talker, The Wendy Williams Show, which also runs on FOX.
“We need to take big swings, and Nick Cannon should be a natural fit with our lineups,” said Frank Cicha, EVP of programming for Fox Television Stations. “Plus, he can help me a lot in our Masked Singer office pool.”
“Fox has been an indispensable station group partner for us and we’re excited to team with them once again,” Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said, “They share our strong belief in Nick, a multi-talented force of nature who will bring his fresh approach and track record of success to daytime talk.”
“It’s always been a dream of mine to host my own talk show, and I’m fortunate to have found great partners in Fox and Debmar-Mercury,” said Cannon. “My experience with Fox as a producer and host on both The Masked Singer, as well as the soon-to-air Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos, has been exceptional. I’m looking forward to continuing our amazing track record together!”
This fall saw the debuts of daytime talkers from Kelly Clarkson (NBCUniversal) and Tamron Hall (ABC-Disney). Drew Barrymore also is planning to enter the fray next fall via CBS.