Nick Cannon is coming to a television near you — but this time, he’s getting his own daytime talk show.
Announcing the news on Howard Stern, Cannon alerted fans that he has landed a syndicated daytime talk show that will be co-produced by his own company, Ncredible Entertainment. This likely comes as no surprise to viewers familiar with the long-standing celeb’s extensive career in TV and film — after all, the man is no stranger to hosting gigs.
— Stern Show (@sternshow) September 25, 2019
With a career portfolio that boasts countless titles (rapper, actor, producer, director, radio and TV personality) Cannon first flexed his entertainment chops on All That, before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ’N Out, America’s Got Talent and, most recently, CTV’s The Masked Singer. Let’s not forget to mention his appearance in Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, his rap career and, of course, his 6 year marriage to the pop legend herself, Mariah Carey.
Earlier this year, Cannon stepped in as a guest host on The Wendy Williams Show and it would seem he won over the hearts of fans, as well as Wendy herself. Williams’ production company Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury is also behind his new project, which is currently unnamed but slated for production in 2020. Page Six also reports that the new daytime show has received the green light in favour of a previously announced late-night show, which is no longer in the works.
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Friend to the show and host of Fox’s The Masked Singer and MTV’s Wild n’ Out, @nickcannon will be guest hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, February 4th, Tuesday, February 5th & Wednesday, February 6th. The new hour long episodes will include Wendy’s staple Hot Topics segment, “Ask Wendy,” celebrity interviews and more!
During his announcement, Cannon explained that after leaving America’s Got Talent, he wanted to focus on developing his own show. With his own daytime platform, we expect The Masked Singer star will dig into pop culture, trending issues and hey, maybe even a ‘Masked Interview’ segment… get it?
Cannon also recently made an appearance on T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast to explain his former feud with rapper Eminem, which came on the heels of a “war of words” between Eminem and Cannon’s then-wife, Mariah Carey. It seems all parties have since moved on, but Cannon has invited his former foe to come on Wild ‘N Out and “have some fun” with it all. Now that he has a talk show in the works, perhaps we can expect an interview to clear the air once and for all — are rap battles a thing on daytime television? We’ll have to wait and see…