Fans of “The Wendy Williams” show may be heartbroken to know that it will be canceled this year after over a decade on air.
The show is about to get scrapped for good this summer as the guest host will be getting a talk show of her own.
New Sherri Shepherd Show To Replace “The Wendy Williams Show”
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Shepherd is about to lead the many fans of Williams’ eponymous talk show into a new program of her own, according to lovebscott.
A source told the outlet that June would be the end of “The Wendy Williams Show,” which has had 14 seasons after premiering on July 14, 2008.
The insider stated that Shepherd had finalized a contract with Fox network for a new show whose title “The Sherri Shepherd Show” is currently under review.
The source confided in the outlet that the heads behind Williams’ show announced to all those involved in the program that it was coming to an end. Luckily for them, they still retain their positions. The insider said:
“The producers informed everyone that the [Wendy Show] was being canceled at the end of June. Then in the next breath, they hired everyone to work on the new Sherri show.”
Williams no longer has control over the @WendyShow Instagram page, and another source told the outlet earlier that the program’s executives have been trying to boot her before this year.
The source explained that the show’s heads could not find a fit replacement for the original host after searching for years until Shepherd came into the picture.
Insiders also alleged that the difficulties of working with Williams rose onset even before she had to go on medical leave, adding:
“[Wendy] had become somewhat unbearable, having tantrums and throwing things at people. Basically, the consensus among the crew is that she didn’t wanna be there anymore. Her illnesses may have exacerbated that feeling.”
Williams remained a fan-favorite, as seen when Debmar-Mercury renewed her show amid the star’s many hiatuses and health debacles, following poor rating from the network’s planned replacement, “The Jerry O’Connell Show.”
Earlier this month, The Blast disclosed that Sherri Shepherd would be given the title of the permanent host of “The Wendy Williams Show.
It was noted Shepherd has been consistent as a guest host on the daytime show, and the network was also rooting for her to be a permanent part of the production.
The publication noted that the producers want the fill-in host to completely take the reigns from Williams by the start of September. However, there were no signed contracts or closed deals at the time.
Shepherd’s permanent run on “The Wendy Williams Show” also depended on the original host’s health condition. Thus, the show’s creators began to monitor Williams vigilantly.
Fox Station group was also on board with Williams’ returning to the show if she recovers and Shepherd taking her place if she does not.
Well, now it seems that if the show’s original host makes a full recovery, she will only be allowed to work till the show ends in June.
Wendy Williams Gives Health Update During Beach Walk With Son
Earlier this month, Williams took to social media to give a health update following her hiatus from her eponymous talk show.
“It’s just after 8 o’clock in the morning, and I’m doing OK, you know?” She added that she has been enjoying the company of her “real family…mother, father, sister, brother.”
Kevin asked his mother about her health, and she replied, “It’s very peaceful here.” She then noted that she loves the big apple and will resume hosting “The Wendy Williams Show.”
The star’s 21-year-old questioned his mother, “What do you have to say to those people who think you’re up to whatever it is?” Williams replied:
“Excuse me; I am going back stronger. At 56 years old, there are things that happen to people. I would say things usually start about 40, and they go up from there, you know, so you’ve gotta eat the right food.”