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'The Wendy Williams Show' Shut Down 'Indefinitely' After Coronavirus Outbreak

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By Mike Walters

'The Wendy Williams Show' just followed suit of a bunch of Hollywood television shows by completely shutting down the production of her talk show, and she says it will remain that way until further notice.

According to a spokesperson for the television show, the production will be put on hold immediately, and only the office will remain open so employees can gather their personal belongings.

The decision was made after fears of the spread of Coronavirus have reached an all-time high.

Wendy Williams Says Talk Show Is Shutting Down...

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We're told an email was send to the television show staff which read:

"To Our Dedicated Wendy Show Staff: The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority. Considering the current escalation of the Coronavirus, production will be put on hold, indefinitely."

It continued, "However, the office will remain open for you to pick up any materials or personal items. In place of live shows, we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again. Thank you for everything you do and please stay safe!"

Announcement Comes Days After Doing Show With NO Studio Audience

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This comes on the heels of Wendy's show announcing they WERE going to continue production, but without a studio audience. Some fans questioned if this would be possible...since so much of the show is dependent on the audience.

"Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation but in light of the current health climate, The Wendy Williams Show will not have a live studio audience until further notice. "We will continue to produce a daily live talk show and look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right," they said at the time.

Wendy Joins The List Of Many Hollywood Show Shutting Down

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Wendy's talk show isn't the only production to shut down in tinsel town, it follows the lead of 'Riverdale,' 'The Price Is Right,' Wheel Of Fortune,' and even several movie productions like 'Fast And The Furious.'

As we reported, Disneyland is closed, and the NBA, MLB, and College Basketball seasons are in jeopardy. Coronavirus has now been labeled a global pandemic and has claimed the lives of thousands.

This week, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, announced they have tested positive for the virus as well as several NBA players.

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