Fox Is Developing a Late Night Show Starring Nick Cannon
Fox is reportedly making another effort to get into the late night market, and according to reports, the man they're banking on for good enough ratings to turn a profit is none other than Nick Cannon.
As the Hollywood Reporter writes, Cannon will partner with The Walking Dead executive producer Michael Davies to bring a "weekly topical late night series" to the network. The currently in development project is said to include coverage of pop culture, celebrity interviews, musical performances, and sets from stand-up comics, a.k.a. standard late night fare.
The show is set to represent just a portion of Cannon's upcoming contributions to the soon-to-be-independent network, as he and Davies will be added to Fox's digital team where they'll curate segments that will be disseminated on social media. Furthermore, Cannon will host and executive produce the upcoming Fox celebrity competition series The Masked Singer.
Cannon's past hosting duties have included America's Got Talent, Wild 'N Out, a number of award shows, and probably some other things. Anyway, may he fare better than previous Fox late night hosts like Wanda Sykes, Chevy Chase, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall.