Nick Cannon is getting ready to take his throne as King of Daytime TV, but he might ruffle some feathers in the process.
Radar has learned the 40-year-old star will be replacing the ladies on The Real. We're told the time slot currently being occupied by Adrienne Bailon, comedian Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais is going to Cannon.
While TV real estate is in high demand, our insiders tell us The Wendy Williams Show is the "perfect" opening act for Cannon's highly-anticipated talk show, and it's meant to be because they both produced by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury.
“Wendy Williams is a massive hit and the perfect lead-in for Nick's show," one source explains to Radar.
We're also told Cannon's show was given a premiere date.
"Nick filmed his pilot/test shows a few months ago on Wendy’s set. But when his show goes live in September he will move into his own studio in Harlem," another source added.
Despite the connection to Wendy Williams, don't expect Cannon to run down any hot topics.
"Nick won’t be doing celebrity news and hot topics. Wendy owns that so why compete with the best. Rather Nick will be doing an opening monologue each show and freestyling the news of the day, underscoring himself at a keyboard," our TV insider tells us.
While Radar has learned the decision on the time slot has been made, we're told the cast of The Real has been kept in the dark.
“The ladies at The Real haven’t been told about the move yet. And with TV real estate so tight, it is unclear what new time slot they will get….if they get one at all,” a top TV source reveals.
Cannon's daytime talk show was first scheduled to air in fall 2020, but the date was pushed back in the wake of anti-Semitic comments made by the former Wild 'N Out host.
He has since apologized for his words and poured his time into educating himself.
Cannon made headlines over the weekend when model Alyssa Scott seemingly confirmed they are expecting a son, making this the star's seventh child and fourth in a year.