NBC, finally emerging from its Jeff Zucker hangover (don’t worry, Mr. Zucker’s doing fine) with a booming fall season, has signed a first-look deal with comedian/TV host/radio personality/actor/Observer profile subject Nick Cannon.
Mr. Cannon will develop programming for the network, a role he performed at cable network TeenNick. In our 2011 profile of Mr. Cannon, Mr. Mariah Carey noted, “I call it an entrepretainer. It’s a businessman and an entertainer at the same time. That’s kind of what you have to be.” His involvement with NBC has thus far included hosting America’s Got Talent during the summer and briefly acting on oft-retooled sitcom Up All Night.