A new nationally syndicated daytime talk show secured a launch group and is set to premiere in September 2020. Deadline reports that the Fox Television Stations signed on as the launch group for “Nick Cannon,” to be headlined by the actor-comedian.
The show, which will originate from New York, comes from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
“Fox will carry double runs of Cannon’s eponymous, live-to-tape daily daytime talk show in many of the top markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco,” Deadline reports. “The pickup is a synergetic move as the biggest primetime hit on the Fox network is ‘The Masked Singer,’ hosted by Cannon.”
Frank Cicha, EVP of programming for Fox Television Stations, is quoted saying: “We need to take big swings, and Nick Cannon should be a natural fit with our lineups. Plus, he can help me a lot in our ‘Masked Singer’ office pool.”