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It was a hoax: Nick Cannon says no one is having his baby (for once)

No one is having Nick Cannon’s baby, at least not as part of a new game show hosted by Kevin Hart.

As previously speculated and reported, a viral sneak peek for “Who’s going to have my baby?” – a game show about contestants competing to give birth to Cannon’s next child, hosted by Hart – was nothing more than a grand meta hoax. The crazy fake preview was part of a mischievous marketing scheme to promote the comedians’ new reality series, “Celebrity Prank Wars.”

While it turns out “Who’s going to have my baby?” is No coming to E! This spring, “Celebrity Prank Wars” will premiere on the network on April 6.

“There’s nothing best friends do better than prank each other,” Cannon says in the real trailer for the real show.

“And that’s why we created ‘Celebrity Prank Wars,’ the show where we help our famous friends pull off some of the most elaborate pranks,” adds Hart.

In each episode, various entertainment luminaries will engage in an epic prank battle, after which co-hosts Hart and Cannon will crown the winner. The description of E! of the show promises “unexpected twists, embarrassing situations and shocking revelations” while advising celebrities to “be on high alert with these pranksters in town.”

Among the show’s first batch of celebrity tricksters are Anthony Anderson, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Lil Duval, Big E, Fantasia, Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, Lil Jon, Kofi Kingston, Ludacris, Joel McHale, Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, TI and Xavier Woods.

Earlier this week, Variety reported that the lively trailer for “Who’s Gonna Have My Baby?” it was a prank orchestrated by Hart and linked to an undisclosed upcoming project. But that didn’t stop a lot of people from falling for it.

The April Fools’ joke was, of course, a play on Cannon’s reputation for fathering multiple children in rapid succession. The actor and TV host welcomed his 12th child (and fifth born in 2022) at the end of December.