Where in the world is “The Wendy Williams Show”?
Well, it’s no longer on TV since the series was canceled last month. Although fans thought they’d always have favorite clips of the show to look back on through Instagram or YouTube, they’ll find that those pages have all disappeared!
‘The Wendy Williams Show’ Has Been Wiped Off Social Media!
If you try to access any material related to “The Wendy Williams Show” on YouTube, all you’ll find is videos like the one above, trying to figure out what happened to Wendy Williams!
The show may be over, but in a surprising move, the official YouTube page, Instagram account, and website have all disappeared from social media.
Fans who tried to go to @WendyShow on Instagram are met with a page that says, “Sorry, this page isn’t available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram.” The show’s YouTube page and website have all disappeared.
GoDaddy says that wendyshow.com is a claimed domain; however, fans who try to access the website get an “Origin DNS error.”
It has not been confirmed at this time that the accounts were intentionally taken down, but it does seem likely. The show recently came to an end in June. Host Wendy Williams did not appear in the final season – or the final episode. Guest host Sherri Shepherd, who had taken over the program in its final season, will start her own show called “Sherri” on September 12 to fill the time slot left by “The Wendy Williams Show.”
What Will Wendy Williams Do Now That Her Show Is Over?
Back in June, the former radio shock jockette sat down with TMZ to talk about her plans for the future. She seems hesitant to return to TV, and instead, would much prefer to set up a future in podcasting.
“Podcasts will make more money for me being famous than doing The Wendy Williams Show,” she told the outlet. “So, podcast. Where will I go? I’m not sure. Europe? France? Wherever I want to go.”
Podcasting will also allow Wendy to focus more on her health. In the interview, she got candid about her struggles with lymphedema, which she said only allows her to feel about “five percent” of her feet.
Wendy confirmed that she is “100 percent retired in The Wendy Williams Show,” adding that she doesn’t “want to be on TV except for guest hosting.”
“I love Whoopi Goldberg; I love The View. I love those girls,” she added. “An hour, two hours, but I don’t want to be in partnership. Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know.”
Back in March, Wendy had appeared on Good Morning America to say that she felt “comfortable” and “ready” to begin working again, even if that meant leaving her iconic purple chair behind.
Earlier this year, the co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury, Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, told Variety that they would be open to working with Williams again in the future.
“It doesn’t mean the next day, but we will put it together and figure it out,” Bernstein said at the time. “It’s not like we have a Plan B where we hit a button and it’s back in a week, but we do have the desire to be in business with her if she can come back and be healthy, and so does Fox.”
“Other than her health, she could have continued to keep doing it as long as she wanted. She was still getting a rating and she has a die-hard audience that turned it into a profitable show,” Marcus added. “We were protecting the business, while we waited for her. And at some point, we had to say, ‘We have a business to run and she’s not here.’ It was a hard call.”
The final episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired on Friday, June 17, and played a video tribute to the iconic host to make up for her absence. The show first got its start in 2008 and ran for 13 years in syndication.
Fortunately for fans, it seems that Wendy Williams won’t be gone for long. As soon as she has plans for her podcast figured out, she is sure to return in no time!