The ‘Nick Cannon’ Show Canceled After Six Months

Nick Cannon Show (Credit: Debmar-Mercury)

It’s one and done for Nick Cannon. The nationally syndicated daytime talk show is shutting down, with production scheduled to end Thursday, March 10, Urban Hollywood 411 can confirm.

Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of the show’s producer and distributor, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, made the announcement Thursday morning.

“It’s never easy to cancel a production with clear potential but, after a great deal of deliberation and examining various options, we have made the difficult business decision to end production on Nick Cannon,” Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement. “We plan to offer viewers original episodes of the daytime talk show through the remainder of this season. Our thanks go to the very talented Nick Cannon and our wonderful production team, and we wish Nick continued success with his many hit ventures.”

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The show will finish out the season, which ends in May, with previously taped original episodes.

Nick Cannon premiered in September 2021 and has been averaging a .4 rating or about 400,000 viewers. In comparison, last week’s figures show Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Clarkson both got a .9 rating. Meantime, The Wendy Williams Show garnered a 0.8 rating.

On Wednesday, The Sun U.S. reported executives behind Jennifer Hudson’s upcoming Warner Bros. TV-produced talk show are eyeing the space Nick Cannon occupies on Fox-owned television stations once his show goes away.

“Not many people have been told yet, but her show is expected to get Nick’s time slot,” a source told The Sun.

Cannon also hosts Fox’s The Masked Singer and VH1’s Wild ‘N Out.