Nick Cannon is returning to his Nickelodeon roots where he will create, star, produce, and direct original programming for the TEENick Network, including original TV movies, series, and specials.
The network’s groundbreaking two-year deal with Cannon, which begins immediately, positions him in front of the camera and behind the desk as Honorary Chairman of The N as it transforms into TEENick. In late 2009, The N will rebrand itself as TEENick, further developing and delivering on its mission of serving teens and tweens through programming reflecting the breadth and depth of “teendom.”
As TEENick’s Chairman, Cannon, 28, will serve as creative consultant and provide his vision on several projects for the teen network and its development slate. He will have a presence on-air, online, and behind-the-scenes as he works closely with the network’s development and on-air teams to harness and execute new ideas across multiple platforms.
“I started my career here at Nickelodeon and am so excited to be back, serving as an integral part of TEENick as the in-house voice and representative for teens everywhere,” said Mariah Carey’s husband. “TEENick is their network and I am here to make sure this is an ultimate destination for and about them.”
Cannon also will host and executive produce TEENick’s Halo Awards, a new hour-long special celebrating ordinary teens who make a difference in the world. Production on TEENick’s Halo Awards is scheduled to commence this summer and the special will premiere winter 2009. In addition, Cannon will serve as executive producer on a new original two-hour TV movie for Nickelodeon, which is currently in development.