Actor-comedian Nick Cannon, already plenty busy doing mornings on Meruelo Media’s KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles and hosting FOX’s TV’s insanely popular The Masked Singer, recently inked a deal to host a nationally syndicated daytime talk show, set to debut in September 2020.
As reported by Deadline, Fox Television Stations has signed on to serve as the launch group for Cannon’s talk show, which will originate from New York. Cannon’s production company, NCredible Entertainment, and Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury will co-produce the show. Fox will carry double runs of Cannon’s live-to-tape daily daytime talk show in many of the top markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
“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.”
“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, who hosted America’s Got Talent for eight seasons. “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!”