Nick Cannon gets second shot at daytime talk show after controversial comments

The show is slated to debut in the fall

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Nick Cannon’s talk show is back on!

In July 2020, the entertainer ran into trouble after making comments that offended the Jewish community. Debmar-Mercury and Fox Television Stations initially postponed the talk show’s launch due to the controversy, but the show is now slated to premiere in the fall.

“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,” said Cannon in a statement per Variety. “With this show, we’ll be uniting all aspects of entertainment in a unique way in the very place where a lot of what we know today as our culture started. I couldn’t ask for better partners than Debmar-Mercury and Fox and thank them for supporting me in this endeavor.”

Nick Cannon & Ncredible Gang Perform On SiriusXM's Hip Hop Nation
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Nick Cannon and Ncredible Gang perform on SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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Initially, Cannon lost the deal with MTV, and his comedy sketch series, Wild’ N Out, was paused along with his Los Angeles syndicated radio show on Power 106 due to the anti-Semitic remarks. Cannon apologized for his controversial comments and vowed to become better informed on the Jewish community and their history with the help of Jewish leaders and rabbis.

According to reports, MTV and Cannon are moving closer to working out a deal for the lucrative franchise to return in the future.

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Last year, the co-presidents of Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, said if Cannon sincerely learned from the situation, they would revive Nick Cannon, which was supposed to launch last September.

“We, along with our many other strong broadcast partners, are excited to be able to bring Nick’s unique, light-hearted and entertaining style to the daytime audience starting this fall,” Marcus and Bernstein said in a statement.

“Nick Cannon” promises to deliver a blend of celebrity interviews, comedy sketches, performances and pop culture dish all in one.

The show is set to film at a studio in Harlem.

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