Nick Cannon Replaces Jerry Springer On America's Got Talent

February 9, 2009 By:
Nick Cannon Replaces Jerry Springer On America's Got Talent

Nick Cannon now has something other to do than accompany Mariah everywhere she goes. Mr. Mariah Carey has just been announced as the new judge on America's Got Talent, replacing Jerry Springer, who announced last week that he was leaving the show.

Nick will join Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff at the judge’s table. This should be interesting…

NBC put out a statement saying, "Nick exemplifies the spirit of 'America's Got Talent' with his talent, originality and an infectious love of performing and creating. His popularity and appeal are sure to take the series to a new level of success."

This new gig is part of a multi-project contract Nick has just signed with NBC, so expect him to appear on more than just this show. NBC also added that they intend to utilize Nick for all of his talents: producing, acting, and singing.

Great. Next thing you know, the Office will be bumped for a Nick Cannon-produced, Mariah Carey-starring sitcom.

He says of his new gig, "I'm thrilled to be with working with NBC. Ben Silverman and Paul Teledgy understand my vision as not only an entertainer but as a creative show producer. I look forward to working with the network and their executive team on 'America's Got Talent' and other shows to come."