Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show gears up for fall debut – The Hollywood Reporter
Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show is officially licensed to launch.
Lionsgate’s eponymous Debmar-Mercury show had previously been picked up by Fox-owned stations. It has now integrated additional station groups and is licensed in over 90% of the country, including the top 20 markets. Nick canon is set to premiere on September 21, making it the first new syndicated show to secure a start date for the 2020-21 season.
“Clearances are increasing because our great station partners are hungry for emerging, versatile and dynamic talent like Nick,” Debmar-Mercury executives Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said on Monday. âIts light style quickly wowed viewers and offered them a well-deserved escape from the world. We were asked why we had not done test shows and explained that it was not necessary. It’s obvious to anyone who saw Nick be Wendy Williams’ guest host last year how much he enjoys talking during the day, and from the fan reaction, how much they love him.
Cannon said, âIt has been thrilling to go through this process and to see the widespread support the show has received and the milestones we have achieved is mind-blowing. We’re gearing up to deliver a must-see show, and I look forward to seeing you on TV this fall.
In addition to Fox stations, Nick Cannon will air on local affiliates owned by CBS, Sinclair, Nexstar, Tegna, Hearst, Mission, Cox, Sunbeam, Meredith, Capitol, Lockwood, Gray and CW Plus.
In addition to Nick canon, the syndication market for 2020-21 includes a talk show hosted by Drew Barrymore of CBS Television Distribution and Dr Oz spin off The right dish from Sony.