Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury has announced it will move forward with its national launch of daytime talker “Nick Cannon” next fall, with the Fox Television Stations as the anchor group for the New York-based weekday talker, produced and distributed by the company. Originally slated to launch this fall, the distributor delayed the start following the anti-Semitic remarks the actor-comedian made on his podcast.
“We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten & unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show,” Lionsgate and its division Debmar-Mercury said in a statement at the time.
Cannon, who was a frequent guest host for the Wendy Williams talker, also from Debmar-Mercury, did not lose his gig as host of Fox’s “The Masked Singer” following the fallout from his comments.
Cannon will executive produce the talk show alongside his longtime manager, Michael Goldman; and showrunners Katy Murphy Davis and Matt Strauss, who also were were on board last year.