‘The Wendy Williams Show’ Officially Ending on Friday!
All things come to an end, and when it comes to ‘The Wendy Williams Show‘ it will be ending on Friday forever. Get more details on the Wendy Williams Show Ending…
CelebnMusic247.com reports that “The final original episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” will air on Friday, June 17 with a video tribute to the iconic host,” a spokesperson told Variety. “The series comes to an end after 13 successful years in syndication.”
As we’ve previously reported over the past year, Wendy Williams has been dealing with health problems since 2020 and officially went on medical leave last September.
Since then, the show has featured guest hosts such as Sherri Shepherd, who was set to take over the time slot for Williams.
The new daytime show, crisply titled “Sherri,” will “inherit” the time slots on FOX owned-and-operated stations that have been the backbone of Williams’ national syndication since 2008, producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury said. Williams was not happy that her friend Sherri Shepherd will be taking her time slot so Wendy shaded her.
Company co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement:
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.
The executives said:
We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.
They also expressed their “great love and affinity for Wendy” and admiration for her success.
In March, Williams went on “Good Morning America” to share that she was ready to resume her duties as the host of the daytime talk show host.
Williams said at the time:
I’m very comfortable…My partners with the show, everybody’s ready. Give me about three months. There are private things that I have to deal with, and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing.
We will miss the Wendy Williams show, but over the last year it hasn’t been the same.