Nick Cannon inks new deal with NBC

Cannon will develop both unscripted and scripted programming for the network.

NBC has signed a new first-look production deal with Nick Cannon, host of NBC’s hit “America’s Got Talent,” and Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment banner. It was announced today by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. Cannon and his longtime manager and business partner, Michael Goldman are the principals in NCredible Entertainment, which will develop both unscripted and scripted programming for the network.

“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,” said Telegdy. “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.”

Cannon will return as host on “America’s Got Talent” next summer, NBC’s top-rated summer reality competition series.

Cited by People magazine as one of the ‘Top Ten most successful young people in Hollywood’ and featured on the cover of Black Enterprises’ 40 Under 40, the 32-year-old Cannon is a successful, multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian, musician, writer and executive producer of his very own hit TV shows, as well as a feature film director.

“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,” said Cannon.

NCredible Entertainment recently crossed into film production, recently wrapping on “School Dance” for Lionsgate. This marks Cannon’s feature film directorial debut. Cannon co-wrote, directed, and produced the film that stars an ensemble cast including Kevin Hart, George Lopez, Katt Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Patrick Warburton, and Luenell. The film was produced by Cannon and Goldman as under their NCredible Entertainment banner.

 Pictured: Nick Cannon — (Photo by: Mark Seliger/NBC)

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