NBC has hired Tyra Banks to replace Nick Cannon as host of America’s Got Talent. Banks will be the new host after Nick Cannon left the show.
Cannon joked about NBC and the reality competition show on a Showtime comedy special he was on, and network executives threatened to fire him, the network decided not to fire him. “It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand,” he wrote. “Is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment. Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon ‘The System’ would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being (too) loud about it.”
After the fiasco Cannon decided not to return to the show. Cannon hosted 8 seasons of AGT.