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Wendy Williams says she's prepared to "risk it" to put out her live show, "The Wendy Williams Show," as many networks enter another week of no production.

Nothing of the sort will be happening, but it's good to know that she's excited to get back to work.

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As Page Six writes, Williams talked about how she first heard all the daytime network shows were being shuttered as a way to stop the spread of coronavirus.

"I got a telephone call, honestly, and the phone call was, 'Wendy?' I was like, 'What? What am I doing wrong now?' I always think I’m in trouble.

They said, 'We're all shutting down everything, all the networks. Nobody is going to be doing new shows. We want all the hosts to be well.' "

Show Must Go On

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Williams says she suggested taping without a live, in-studio audience. They were going to go ahead with the plan on March 12, but that was the last episode they were able to do. Then, production was suspended "indefinitely."

Williams remembers being insistent that she could still carry on with the show.

"I said, 'But I can do it even with no audience. I don't even have to have the staffers there because I did that for two days.' But they said, 'No. We need to have you home, indefinitely.' There will be no more 'Wendy' or any of the other people for a period of time."

Risky Business

It sounds like Williams is still ready to do whatever it takes to put her show on the air.

"I'm willing to risk it with one camera and a flashlight. I'm ready to go back to work next week. I'm ready to go back to work when we’re like — come on, let's go!"

Someday She'll Return

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A source spoke to "Hollywood Life," saying that of course Williams understands that all of these drastic measures are for the safety of her as well as her staff, the production crew and the audience.

But the source also says that Williams is just trying to reach her audience in any way she can.

“Wendy knows this hiatus is for the safety of everybody involved so of course she supports the decision. But she is using her social platform to continue connecting with her audience and has been throwing the idea around of perhaps doing something from home. Nobody knows for sure how long this is going to go on for and anything is possible in terms of weighing their options right now.”

Like Williams, everyone is hoping that things return to normal as soon as possible.

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