Nick Cannon’s Talk Show Is Back On Following Anti-Semitism Controversy
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The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon will host a daytime talk show in the fall of 2021. The project had been postponed last year following controversy surrounding anti-Semitic comments Nick made on his podcast.
Nick released a statement saying it’s always been his “dream” to host a talk show. Read on to find out more about the series, as well as last year’s scandal.
Nick Cannon Will Host A Talk Show
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick’s show will be titled Nick Cannon. It will be distributed by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, with Fox Television Stations as the lead affiliate group.
“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,” Nick said in a statement.
“With this show,” he continued, “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.”
Why Was The Show Pushed Back?
The show was originally supposed to premiere in the fall of 2020, but it was pushed back by a year after last summer’s controversy. During an episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class, Nick discussed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories with Richard Griffin.
Nick was fired from ViacomCBS over the comments. He shared an apology calling his remarks “hateful propaganda and stereotypical rhetoric.” The Masked Singer kept him on as host, with Fox saying, “He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate.”
Last July, Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury said they “believe that his public comments don’t reflect his true feelings and his apology is heartfelt and sincere.” They said they wanted to give time for the “healing process” as Nick met with leaders in the Jewish community.