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After 13 years in syndication, The Wendy Williams Show is officially ending on Friday, June 17, 2022. Viewers knew it was coming to an end, and now the time has come.
Fans were hoping that Wendy would make a cameo appearance on the finale of her show. However, that is not likely to happen. Most of the last show will feature a video highlighting some precious moments in a tribute to the woman who hosted the show from 2009 until her health failed.
Wendy has not been on the show that bears her name for the last two seasons. She has been dealing with ongoing health issues since 2020, and has been on medical leave since September 2021.
Guest hosts, including Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport, Kym Whitley, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and Sherri Shepherd kept the show going with Wendy's theme song, format, staff, and crew. There will be reruns over the summer. A new show will be in the time slot in the fall.
A New Daytime Talk Show
Sherri Shepherd is the last replacement host for The Wendy Williams Show. Sherri will no longer be on hand to be anyone else's replacement. That's because Sherri's show will premiere in the current time slot in the fall.
It was announced back in February that Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury will produce and distribute The Sherri Show just as it was done for The Wendy Williams Show.
Sherri wants viewers to know that she will not attempt to replace Wendy. She plans to host her show in her own style instead of duplicating what Wendy was passionate about. Sherri said:
"This show was specifically crafted for her. No one can do this format but Wendy, nobody can sit in a purple chair and sip the tea like Wendy Williams. She created a unique brand that folks are always gonna love and talk about."
Wendy and Sherri Communicated Through Instagram
After the announcement was made that Sherri would take over the time slot, Wendy requested a meeting with Sherri in May. The two talented women didn't meet in person, but they communicated through Instagram.
Wendy indicated that she likes Sherri, but she will not watch her show because she knows what she is going to be doing and that's really not her thing. A day later, Shepherd responded to Wendy's comment about her taking the daytime slot.
Sherri said she is fine with Wendy saying she will not watch her show. Sherri added that she is not mad at Wendy because of her remark. The upcoming new daytime talk show host asked Wendy's fans to continue to pray for Wendy because she has been going through a lot. In other words, Wendy's remark did not cause any ill will between the two celebrities.
Wendy Preparing to Get Her Show Back
According to Williams' lawyer, LaShawn Thomas, Wendy is preparing to get her show back in motion. Wendy is talking about making a comeback on television and getting back to work, according to ET. What Wendy says is not farfetched because Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of The Wendy Williams Show's producer-distributor Debmar-Mercury, have assured Wendy that their production-distribution company is open to reviving Williams' show if she's interested.
Well, it seems as though Wendy is definitely interested in returning to television when she is well enough to do so. If what Marcus and Bernstein say is true, then Wendy could come back on television. If that is really the case, viewers are wondering what will happen to Sherri's new show.
There might be good news in the future for die-hard Wendy watchers. They might not have seen the last of Wendy Williams. Nobody knows when that will happen or how it will work out. Sherri for which Shepherd serves as an executive producer alongside Jawn Murray and David Perler.
Shepherd will serve as the executive producer of Sherri. Viewers are anxiously waiting to see the format of her new show as well as who her cast and crew will be. Everybody loved Sherri when she was the guest host of The Wendy Williams Show numerous times. Of course, she was hosting on someone else's territory. Now that Sherri is about to host her own show, no doubt she will add her personal touches.