The daytime talk show queen, Wendy Williams, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! The Jersey native began her career in radio over 20 years ago and was notorious for her hardcore journalistic approach to celebrity gossip. She asked questions that were uncomfortable and off-limits to some of the most world’s most popular celebrities. Over the years, Williams finessed her interview style since she’s taken her show to TV but she still asks the hot button questions we’re all curious to know and still manages to keep her show hilariously engaging. So much so, the “Wendy Williams Show” has been renewed until 2017!
Debmar-Mercury announced on Tuesday that it renewed the “The Wendy Williams Show” through the 2016-17 television season on Fox Television Stations. Ratings for the nationally syndicated show has shown steady growth in recent years. The news follows Debmar-Mercury’s announcement that “The Wendy Williams Show” would extend its production schedule into the summer months.
Speaking of the show’s success, Fox Television Stations senior vice president of programming Frank Cicha said, “Over the last few years, [‘The Wendy Williams Show’ has] evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day.”
Williams has a busy couple of months ahead of her. In addition to taping more shows from her New York City studio, the talk show host will also star in “Chicago: The Musical” on Broadway for seven weeks. She will play the role of Matron Mama Morton.