FOX Cancels ‘Nick Cannon’ Talk Show After One Season, ‘The Real’ Reportedly Next On Chopping Block? [Details]

Posted March 10, 2022

The face of daytime talk is changing drastically following the previously confirmed news that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ is being canceled, and being replaced with Sherri Shepherd‘s new talk show ‘Sherri‘ this fall on FOX.

Now, there are more changes taking place at the network. According to reports, Nick Cannon‘s daytime talk show is now being canceled after just one season.

According to Deadline, the syndicated show is coming to an end and the show’s producer-distributor, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, is expected to tell the crew that the two episodes filming today will be the last ones for the season.

The original plan had been for the show to go on a five-week hiatus while Nick Cannon is busy filming Fox’s The Masked Singer and VH1’s Wild “N Out, with the crew getting a week of pay during the break. Nick Cannon will instead permanently shut down production, with the crew getting severance.

The show won’t get off the air right away; there are enough episodes in the can to take it through the season, sources said.

The anchor group for the New York-based weekday talker is the Fox Television Stations. The cancellations this week of Nick Cannon and Sony Pictures TV’s The Good Dish, which replaced the long-running The Dr. Oz Show in January, open two slots on the Fox Stations for next season. The station group recently picked up a Jennifer Hudson talk show for next season; it has not been assigned time periods yet.

Nick Cannon haas been a soft ratings performer, it ranks as the lowest-rated single-host daytime syndicated talk show this season; it has averaged a 0.4 household rating.

“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,” Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, said in a statement. “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.”

via Deadline

Nick took to his show on Thursday to address the news.

“It’s interesting. This is show business and the biggest word is business. I show up each and every day, bright and early to give you a show and I am also a businessman. This has been a dream come true. I want to expand and elevate.”

“We ain’t going nowhere but it’s about broadening my audience. You have become my family. Thank you. We laugh together, we cry together, we pray together. I do what I can and we let God do what I can’t.”

“We still have more shows. This isn’t the last show. We have a month of shows that’s going to be on..This has been a blessing and dream come true. Thank you for letting me come into your homes.”

That’s not all. Reportedly, fellow FOX show ‘The Real‘ is set to be canceled as well after an impressive eight-season run.

Various sources are reporting that the show which is hosted by Adrienne BailonLoni LoveJeannie Mai (who is currently out on maternity leave), and Garcelle Beauvais will be ending soon although there has been no official confirmation from the network.

The series initially received a trial run on Fox-owned markets in the summer of 2013 and premiered for full syndication in 2014. The original panel consisted of Bailon, Love, Mai, Tamar Braxton, and Tamera Mowry.

Tamar announced her departure in the Spring of 2016 leaving only four co-hosts. She was later replaced by actress and comedian Amanda Seales who joined as a permanent co-host during the series’ sixth season in January 2020.

The following June, Seales exited the series, citing issues with the network and not being able to openly speak on social issues as a black woman, along with a lack of minority executive staff. The following month, Mowry-Housley announced her departure and was replaced by actress Garcelle Beauvais who became a permanent addition to the panel for season 7.

Again, the network has not confirmed the cancelation at this time.

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