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Wendy Williams Show Officially Canceled, What Next?

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Wendy Williams, 57, will not be returning to her daytime talk show anytime soon. It has been a long and hard road for the daytime TV talk show host since vacating her purple chair back in September 2021. Williams has been fighting a day-to-day battle to keep her daytime show slot as she recovers from her ongoing battle with Graves Disease.

Earlier this week, Wendy took to social media to update her fans on the status of her health and her television show. As previously reported by Tv Shows Ace, the show’s producers are not happy with Williams going behind their backs. In the video update, Wendy openly told fans she will soon be returning to her rightful spot.

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Wendy Williams Show Dropped

While Williams’ medical conditions remain to cause issues for Wendy, The Wendy Williams Show‘s producers have opted to go in another direction for the show. TMZ reports that as of June 2022 The Wendy Williams Show is officially canceled. Due to the host’s ongoing health battles, Sherri Shepherd will be replacing Williams.

 The show’s producers made the official announcement on Tuesday, revealing that Sherri Shepherd will be inheriting Williams’ former time slot. The new series will be titled, ‘Sherri.’

“This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at Fox. We all have 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,” reveals the show’s producers.

“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,” reveals company co-presidents, Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

“We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”

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Sherri Shepherd To Slide Into Wendy Williams Daytime Slot

Sherri Shepherd confirmed the news stating, “OMG! I am so excited to have my dream come true and debut my very own talk show.”

Fan reactions to the news of The Wendy Williams Show’s cancellation are pouring in.

One fan comments, “I hate that the Wendy Show is being canceled. Whether you loved or hated her, she was elite.”
Another adds, “If the Wendy Williams show is getting canceled, I’m not down for that. But her having her own podcast…now That I would tune in for.”
“I’m actually so sad that the Wendy Williams show is getting canceled. Like the Wendy era is coming to an end,” adds one more.
One thing is for sure – Wendy Williams will miss the TV host as part of the daytime lineup. Fans continue to wish Williams all the best with her ongoing health issues and hope to see her return to television in the near future.
What are your thoughts on Sherri Shepherd replacing Wendy Williams?
Joann

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