Written by on February 23, 2022

Following various speculations, it is now official that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ will be coming to an end after fourteen seasons.

Making the announcement, the show’s distribution company Debmar-Mercury through its co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernsteinn said, “This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at Fox. We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing celebrities. Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations, and advertising partners to start making this transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”

Speaking about Sherri Shepherd, whose show is set to replace The Wendy Williams Show, they said, “Sherri is a natural who proved her hosting skills for many years as a panellist on The View, on Fox’s Dish Nation, and again this season as a popular guest host of Wendy. Like our viewers, we have been impressed by the unique comedic twist Sherri puts on our daily live ‘Hot Topics’ segment, her creativity, and her interactions with our guests. Her love for the content and daytime fans is obvious, and we are excited to partner with her to create another long-term talk franchise.”


Sherri Shepherd on the other hand has also officially announced the news of her new show to viewers, making it clear that she is not replacing Wendy.

She said, “I am here to tell you that is not true, because no one can replace the queen, and trust me I am not trying to at all. It is Wendy’s place to share her story with you. I do want to give the queen her props and her flowers, because Wendy had a legendary career in radio, and this show was specifically crafted for her.”

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