Nick Cannon Replaces Wendy Williams on Daytime Talk Show? !
Nick Cannon is being asked to possibly replace Wendy Williams on his daytime talk show if the legendary on-air personality does not return due to his lingering medical issues.
According to reports, Nick Cannon is seen as a potential host to take over Wendy’s time slot, if she doesn’t return. Obviously, the current schedule is “The Wendy Williams Show,” so it will need to be completely overhauled for Cannon’s new show to work.
“The leaders have spoken,” a source told Page Six.
They continued: “They are watching closely [Williams’] recovery and hoping for the best. But they pushed back [her] show several times in preview, so they are already thinking about a backup plan. “
Is Wendy Williams permanently excluded from the television industry? !
As we reported, Williams has now canceled his comeback for the second time due to ongoing health issues. It’s unclear exactly what’s wrong with the talk show host, but she has released a statement claiming she is suffering from COVID-19. But, several reports claim the on-air personality recently spent time at a facility that deals with mental health.
According to several reports, Wendy Williams was taken to Beth Isreal Hospital last week for a “psychiatric evaluation”.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed receiving a call at 8:43 a.m. demanding an ambulance to transport a 57-year-old woman residing in Manhattan’s Williams Building for a psychiatric assessment. The patient was taken to hospital. At the time, a source told media that Williams was suffering from a variety of medical conditions, including his ongoing battle with Graves’ disease. In addition, she feels lonely after separating from her husband Kevin, after many years. “It has been a very difficult time for Wendy. She is a single woman with very few friends. She lost her marriage, her mother and lives alone, ”said a source.
Nick Cannon is an obvious choice to replace Wendy Williams
“It wouldn’t take very long for Nick to take his time slot… Debmar-Mercury [which produces both shows] Really strives to make Nick Cannon’s show a huge success. He already has a major platform and a huge fan base, so it’s an easy win. So if Wendy’s show ends up being banned, their backup plan is already set, ”the source said.
It should be noted that this instant change may not be as easy as it seems. In the television business, Wendy’s show is what they call “union” – so every group of stations would have to agree to replace Williams with Cannon. Of course, it’s very likely that they want Nick’s new show, but that’s no guarantee. Also, Wendy’s show is VERY successful so we’re dealing with millions of dollars in revenue. In other words, it’s not as easy as just replacing one with the other.
‘The Wendy Williams Show’ postpones season 13 premiere for second time
Speculation is that Williams will address the current situation on her show, but the date keeps getting pushed back. Interestingly, Cannon is listed as a guest for an upcoming recording of the talk show.
Nick Cannon has yet to comment on the situation.