Comedian and talk show host Nick Cannon’s daytime talkshow is ending just after one season. The funny man appeared on the Rumour Report to talk about the sudden departure and sad ending of the show.
According to Variety, staffers at “The Nick Cannon Show” were informed at work that the show would not be renewed for a second season, and that it would be the final day of production. However, enough episodes have been pre-taped and banked, so that the show will finish out its season with original episodes airing through sometime in May.
“I show up each and every day bright and early to give you a show but I’m also a business man,” he said during a segment on the show. “This has been a dream come true for me to be able to do this for you each and everyday. But my business mind, I want to expand and elevate in a way. So, I’m still going to be here. I’m still going to do this. We ain’t going nowhere.”
“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 Nickcontinued success with his many hit ventures.”
He continued: “But it’s about broadening my audience and really tapping into my audience in a big way. What this has shown me over the last six months together, you guys have really become my family … I gotta say thank you on live TV … And like I always say I’m going to do what I can and let God do what I can’t. This ain’t over! We still have more shows. This ain’t the last show.”