Nick Cannon Gets First-Look Production Deal With NBC

"America's Got Talent" host signs deal with show's network

Nick Cannon, host of NBC's "America Got Talent," has signed a first-look production deal with the network.

Getty ImagesCannon and his manager Michael Goldman, the principals in NCredible Entertainment, will develop both unscripted and scripted programming for the network.

"We are gratified to know that this new agreement will expand our successful working relationship with Nick beyond 'America’s Got Talent' and allow him to further draw on his notable creative instincts," said NBC president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy. "Nick already has produced content for many entertainment genres and formats, and we look forward with great anticipation to his cutting-edge ideas in the months to come."

Cannon will return as host on "America's Got Talent" next summer. The 32-year-old is also a film star, comedian, musician, writer and director. His wife, Mariah Carey, is a judge on the upcoming season of Fox's "American Idol."

"Working closely with Paul Telegdy and the folks at NBC has been incredibly rewarding. I am thrilled to expand my role and contributions by creating original programming for the NBC Universal team," said Cannon.

Under the NCredible banner, Cannon executive produced and hosted the fourth installment of the HALO Awards on Nickelodeon. The awards recognize teenagers overcoming difficult personal circumstances to help their communities.

Production also will begin in January on a relaunch of “Wild ‘N Out,” Cannon's MTV series that helped launch the careers of Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Taran Killam and Affion Crocket. It will air on MTV2.