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After only six months on the air, Nick Cannon’s talk show is being cancelled. Deadline reported that the original plan was for Nick to go on a five-week hiatus while he filmed Fox’s The Masked Singer and VH1’s Wild ‘N Out with the crew getting a week pay during the break. But will instead get severance as the show’s producer-distributor, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, is expected to tell them that the two episodes filming today (March 10) will be the show’s last ones.
The show won’t go off the air right away since there are enough episodes already filmed to take it through the rest of the season.
According to Page Six, Nick landed the gig in 2020 after impressing producers when he filled in for Wendy Williams during her absence due to her health. There were even rumors that Nick’s show may replace Wendy’s if her health didn’t get any better.
However, audience numbers have came back and Nick was only picking up about 400,000 viewers, making it the lowest-rated talk show, whereas, Wendy’s show averages 600,000.
Presently, there is not a show to replace Nick Cannon but Fox Televisions Stations group recently picked up The Jennifer Hudson Show. Debmar-Mercury, a subsidiary of Lionsgate, next season will have Sherri, hosted by Sherri Shepherd which will succeed the company’s The Wendy Williams Show which also airs on Fox stations.