Nick Cannon is the latest celebrity to join the daytime talk show gang. The “Masked Singer” emcee has closed a deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury to host a new, nationally syndicated daytime talk show, which is set to debut in 2020. His production company, Ncredible Entertainment, will co-produce the series.
Currently hosting Fox’s smash-hit celebrity singing competition “The Masked Singer,” Cannon previously hosted NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for eight seasons and MTV sketch series “Wild ‘N Out,” a show he created, for 13 seasons.
“We are excited to be able to announce this collaboration with Nick, who has proven himself to be such a dominant creative and entrepreneurial force across film, primetime TV, music, comedy, stage and online platforms,” Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement Wednesday. “The daytime audience got to see that firsthand earlier this year with his stellar performance guest hosting ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’ Now we can’t wait to see Nick put his own unique stamp on talk and add daytime to his impressive list of accomplishments.”
“After leaving ‘America’s Got Talent,’ I wanted to focus on developing my own talk show. I’ve always dreamed of a platform where I can speak to America and discuss pop culture, as well as the topics on everyone’s minds,” Cannon said. “When I had the opportunity to guest host at my good friend Wendy Williams’ show this year, I experienced the energy and excitement of a daytime talk show and instantly knew I found my audience.”