NBC cannot get enough Nick Cannon.
The entertainer, who has moved passed being Mr. Mariah Carey into a marketable commodity on his own, seems to be everywhere nowadays. America cannot get enough Cannon and NBC wants to help everyone get a Nick fix. It has signed the 'America's Got Talent' host to a first-look production deal to develop new material for the network, of the scripted and unscripted variety.
“We are gratified to know that this new agreement will expand our successful working relationship with Nick beyond ‘America’s Got Talent’ and allow him to further draw on his notable creative instincts,” NBC Entertainment alternative and late-night programming president Paul Telegdy said. “Nick already has produced content for many entertainment genres and formats, and we look forward with great anticipation to his cutting-edge ideas in the months to come.”
Don't worry though. Cannon is not leaving 'America's Got Talent.' The series, which stars Howard Stern, was NBC's top-rated summer competition series. Was Cannon's hosting a part of that?
"Working closely with Paul Telegdy and the folks at NBC has been incredibly rewarding. I am thrilled to expand my role and contributions by creating original programming for the NBC Universal team," Cannon said.
I applaud Cannon. He is not my cup of tea as a performer, but he busts his butt and does what he can to work.