Nick Cannon has been named as the new emcee of "America's Got Talent" joining judges Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan on the hit NBC show. T.i. is an attempt to attract younger viewers to have the 28-year-old 'Drumline' star and hubby of Mariah Carey take over the duties from Jerry Springer who in turn had replaced Regis Philbin.
"Nick exemplifies the spirit of 'America's Got Talent' with his talent, originality and an infectious love of performing and creating," says Paul Telegdy of NBC.
"His popularity and appeal are sure to take the series to a new level of success."
NBC chief, Ben Silverman, says this is the first of "multiple projects we are looking to do with Nick at NBC."
Nick, who says he doesn't mind being called "Mr. Carey," will begin his hosting duties when America's Got Talent returns for its fourth season this summer.