Nick Cannon will launch a syndicated daytime talk show titled Nick Cannon in fall 2021.
The announcement about the show’s fall premiere comes after a delay following anti-Semitic comments the Masked Singer host made on his podcast last summer.
“It’s been a longtime dream of mine to host my own daytime talk show and that I’m able to do this in New York City, bringing daytime television back to the place that has fostered generations of talent, is very special to me,” Cannon said Thursday in a statement.
As Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported, his new show will be distributed by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
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The series hit a snag after the multi hyphenate discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories with Public Enemy’s Richard Griffin, aka Professor Griff, on the Cannon’s Class podcast in June 2020.
The video was posted to YouTube on June 30, but was later removed for “hate speech.”
The clip featured Cannon interviewing Griffin, as the two discussed race and racism. Griff was kicked out of Public Enemy in 1989, after he made anti-Semitic comments, but later rejoined the group.
Cannon praised the ideas of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and said people who have “the lack of pigment” are “a little less” than those who do, and have “a lack of compassion.” He also discussed conspiracy theories about “the bloodlines that control everything, even outside of America.” He stated that Black people are the “true Hebrews.”
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Shortly after the comments, ViacomCBS fired Cannon from his hosting duties on its MTV show Wild ‘N Out.
Cannon later apologized in a Facebook post, writing: “I must apologize to my Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in such a painful position, which was never my intention, but I know this whole situation has hurt many people and together we will make it right.”
The debut of the Nick Cannon talk show was pushed back from its previously slated fall 2020 debut.
“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 and unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show,” Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury said in a statement back in July.
Cannon, a former America’s Got Talent host, will executive produce the new talk show alongside his longtime manager Michael Goldman.
He previously served as a fill in host on The Wendy Williams Show when Williams was out on leave.