Nick Cannon’s Talk Show Has Been Canceled After Six Months
RIP Nick Cannon. Not the man, but the talk show that goes by the same name. Nick Cannon is still very much alive and probably getting a woman pregnant right at this very moment. Sources tell Page Six that the show has been axed over shit ratings. It lasted six months. Damn. Busy Phillipps’ show lasted longer than that.
Nick landed his show thanks to Wendy Williams. Nick filled in for Wendy on her talk show, and producers loved him so much that they gave him his own show. That decision was boosted by the fact that Nick hosts The Masked Singer which is a hit. Nick Cannon debuted last September and will wrap it up (something that Nick Cannon never does with his peen) at the end of the season. Variety says that this morning, employees were told that it’s the last day of production and the show is done. Staffers will get paid for a “handful of weeks.” Thanks to pre-taped episodes, the show will continue to air until May.
Nick was reportedly in the running to replace Wendy (a gig which went to Sherri Shepherd) but his ratings were shit so that didn’t happen. His show had an audience of about 400,000 per episode while The Wendy Williams Show averaged 600,000 viewers per episode.
The show’s producer-distributor, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, gave a statement about the demise of Nick Cannon the show.
“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,’” said Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of the show’s producer-distributor, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. “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.”
Jennifer Hudson is working on a talk show that will debut this fall and sources say that she could get Nick’s spot.
Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show was honestly pretty premature. He should’ve waited at least a few years. Because by then, his ever-growing child army would be even bigger and he could get them all to watch his show. Ratings would skyrocket into the universe just from Nick’s ten million children watching him!