Nick Cannon is continuing to build his media empire with plans for a reality series, a radio show and a book series.
Between being the Chairman of TeenNick and cultivating NCredible Entertainment, Nick is about to be all over the place. According to The Hollywood Reporter his company set up shop in Los Angeles and New York, and it’s already working on a list of major projects across several media.
First there’s his idea for reality competition “Josie and the Pussycats,” which seeks three girls who can form an actual group based on the fictional band introduced in Archie Comics. He’s begun a global search with Atlantic Records to find the right mix talent. And “Josie and the Pussycats” could be optioned into a scripted dramedy starring the winners. Presumably the yet-to-be-formed group would also be putting out an album at some point.
That’s not his only project with Archie Comics, though. As part of what he calls a “360 concept,” Nick will be marketing a singing goup called The School Gyrls, who happen to be signed to NCredible. He plans to launch of a comic series about the girls with Archie.
And Nick has already written a novel about the girls, potentially the first of six, under a deal he recently signed with Simon & Schuster. Reportedly the release of the first book will coincide with a Nickelodeon movie about The School Gyrls that he wrote and directed.
Let’s not forget that the group will also release an album on Island Records. We expect that a couple of their tracks might be added to the rotation on Nick’s forthcoming radio show.
That’s right: Nick Cannon will debut his very own morning radio show on CBS’ WXRK-FM in New York on January 19, 2010. So if you tune in between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. you’ll be hearing his voice on your morning drive.
Nick is also working on shows for MTV and a puppet show for Adult Swim, which is supposedly like “Entourage” with a little more swagger.
— Sonya Eskridge