The Wendy Williams Show” renews itself through the 2021-22 season on Fox Stations.
“The Wendy Williams Show” will be on air until season 2021-22.
Fox Television Stations has extended Williams’ talk show of the same name for two years, extending the live show’s decades-long running time to 13 seasons.
“I am so excited to start our eleventh year by letting the world know that I will continue to do what I love so much – for a very long time,” Williams said. “I want to tell Fox and all our stations today how much their support and trust mean to me. You should know that we will never stop working very hard to provide our dedicated Wendy Watchers and the audience with the freshest national daytime television. I hear you because you’re watching.”
Williams and her show have had a turbulent year so far in 2019, as the host had to take a longer holiday in January due to health complications following an ongoing shoulder fracture surgery, she said she had retained it in December 2018. Williams returned to the show distributed by Lionsgate’s Debmar Mercury after six weeks away from the purple chair.
Debmar Mercury recruited a number of hosts for episodes produced during Williams’ vacation. The list included Nick Cannon, Keke Palmer and the host of Page Six TV, as well as Variety correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister.
“Wendy is a family to us, and after the World Cup news, her program starts the day in our markets. She also has enough wigs to ensure that the show never gets boring,” said Frank Cicha, executive vice president of programming for Fox Television Stations of Renewal.
In April it became known that Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter left the show as executive producer. The news came after the host announced that she plans to file for divorce from her 22-year-old husband. “The Wendy Williams Show” contains a mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music, and sports.