Remember when Nick Cannon filled in at “The Wendy Williams Show” earlier this year while Williams was out with a fractured shoulder?
Cannon said that opportunity sparked interest in having his own talk show, which he now has, and it’s coming in 2020.
It was announced on Wednesday that the 38-year-old signed a deal with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, which also produces “The Wendy Williams Show.” And Cannon won’t only host, he’ll be a producer through his company Ncredible Entertainment.
The talk show will be syndicated as well, and it comes after Cannon left his hosting duties on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017.
“After leaving ‘America’s Got Talent,’ I wanted to focus on developing my own talk show,” wrote Cannon in a statement. “I’ve always dreamed of a platform where I can speak to America and discuss pop culture, as well as the topics on everyone’s minds.”
“When I had the opportunity to guest host at my good friend Wendy Williams’ show this year, I experienced the energy and excitement of a daytime talk show and instantly knew I found my audience,” he further explained.
Debmar-Mercury’s co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein also addressed the new deal through a joint statement.
“We are excited to be able to announce this collaboration with Nick, who has proven himself to be such a dominant creative and entrepreneurial force across film, primetime TV, music, comedy, stage and online platforms,” it reads.
“The daytime audience got to see that firsthand earlier this year with his stellar performance guest hosting ‘The Wendy Williams Show,'” the statement continued. “Now we can’t wait to see Nick put his own unique stamp on talk and add daytime to his impressive list of accomplishments.”
And that list is pretty long too, considering Cannon has worn multiple hats throughout much of his career.
For example, he currently hosts his own radio show on L.A.’s Power 106. And he also hosts the Fox singing competition “The Masked Singer,” which starts its second season on Sept. 25.
Plus the multi-tasker has his “Cannon’s Class” podcast and is also finishing Nipsey Hussle‘s documentary on the late herbalist Alfredo “Dr. Sebi” Bowman. Cannon has been hosting his show “Wild N Out” since 2005 as well.
The California native shared news of his talk show Wednesday on Instagram and wrote “This is Chess not Checkers baby!!! Let’s go 2020!”