November 28, 2012 11:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Nick Cannon Inks First-Look Deal With NBC
NBC is expanding its relationship with Nick Cannon.
The America's Got Talent host has inked a first-look production deal with NBC to develop scripted and unscripted fare 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,” 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.”
Under the pact, Cannon will return as host for America's Got Talent, which remains NBC's top-rated summer competition series.
"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.
Cannon, repped by ICM Partners, Michael Goldman and Del Shaw, also has live-action sketch comedy series Incredible Crew due in January on Cartoon Network. NCredible Entertainment, founded in 2009 by Cannon, produces MTV's docuseries Son of a Gun as well as TeenNick's annual Halo Awards. Cannon also recently inked a deal with MTV2 to revive improv sketch comedy series Wild 'n Out.