Nick Cannon Wouldn’t Support Sherri Shepherd To Replace Wendy

Production company Debmar-Mercury asked Nick Cannon to support the launch of “Sherri,” but he declined out of support for longtime friend Wendy Williams, a source close to Williams tells Vidak For Congress exclusively.

“Nick Cannon would not support her out of allegiance to Wendy,” the source said. “He wasn’t cool with the way they dealt with him and how they abruptly canceled his show and chased everyone out of there and took their computers and s–t.”

Debmar-Mercury canceled “Nick Cannon” after just six months on the air, and the former Mr. Mariah Carey said on his show that the brief opportunity was a “blessing and a dream come true”.

Our insider says Cannon, 41, was “grateful and grateful to Wendy” for giving us a chance on her show, which ultimately led to his “great venture,” so the loyalty to her was “undeniable.”

†[Debmar-Mercury] definitely relied on Wendy’s numbers to propel Nick’s numbers, and they once placed a bet with Fox [the network] have removed ‘The Real’,” adds the source. “They assured Fox they would get their numbers, and they failed miserably.”

However, a production source tells us, “It’s not true, and Nick was always a fun and business-like professional.”

Christopher J. Hanke and Wendy Williams onward "The Wendy Williams show."
Williams did not appear in the series finale of her talk show of the same name.
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Representatives from Cannon, Debmar-Mercury, Shepherd and Williams did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s requests for comment.

The end of “The Wendy Williams Show” and the road to the debut of Shepherd’s new talk show, “Sherri,” this fall has been nothing but bumpy, with both Williams, 57, and her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, sending it off. -off of her famous show.

“There was nothing I liked about the [the final episode of] ‘Wendy Williams Show,’” Williams told The Post via Zoom this week. †[Debmar-Mercury] didn’t ask me [to appear during the finale], so I didn’t. I sat in my apartment and watched it. And [I was] like, ‘Eek!’”

Sherri Shepherd and Nick Cannon on "The masked singer."
Cannon didn’t appreciate Debmar-Mercury’s handling of the “abrupt” cancellation of his talk show, our source says.
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Hunter, 50, piled on the criticism in a recent statement in “Entertainment Tonight,” saying it was a “travesty” on the part of the production company not to get Williams involved.

“It’s the first time in talk show history that this has been done, especially for a show that’s been running for over 10 years,” he said. “There’s absolutely no reason why a bigger party involving Wendy couldn’t happen.”

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