The news about Nick Cannon‘s deal for a daytime TV talk show was announced in 2019, and was set to premiere in the fall of 2020. But the program simply titled “Nick Cannon” was put on pause after anti-Semitic comments made by Cannon went viral.
While the uncertainty of his talk show was a definite low-point for Nick Cannon, the controversial comments led to a break from his nationally syndicated radio show, ViacomCBS cancelling “Wild ‘N Out,” and the company separated from him totally. But Cannon did retain his hosting duties on “The Masked Singer” and his morning radio show on KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles.
After a public apology and meetings with Jewish leaders, he seems to be forgiven. There’s ongoing buzz about “Wild ‘N Out” possibly returning to Viacom. As for his talk show, it will come to Fox TV stations this fall. Debmar-Mercury is the company that will syndicate Nick Cannon’s Harlem-based talk show. Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus released this statement:
“We, along with our many other strong broadcast partners, are excited to be able to bring Nick’s unique, light-hearted and entertaining style to the daytime audience starting this fall.”
About his forthcoming move into the world of daytime talk, Nick Cannon said:
“It’s been a longtime dream of mine to host my own daytime talk show and that I’m able to do this in New York City, bringing daytime television back to the place that has fostered generations of talent, is very special to me. With this show, we’ll be uniting all aspects of entertainment in a unique way in the very place where a lot of what we know today as our culture started. I couldn’t ask for better partners than Debmar-Mercury and Fox and thank them for supporting me in this endeavor.”