Sherri Shepherd announces new daytime talk show; End of the “Wendy Williams Show”
The new daytime show titled “Sherri” will inherit the timeslot from Wendy’s show
After hosting guests on The Wendy Williams Show since last November, actress/comedian Sherri Berger should host his own talk show on FOX.
As reported by PEOPLEthe new daytime show titled Sherri will “inherit” the time range from The Wendy Williams Show on Fox-owned and operated stations, producer and distributor Debmar-Mercury said.
“Given that Wendy is still unavailable to host the show as she continues her journey of recovery, we believe it is best that our fans, stations and advertising partners begin to make this transition now. “, said the co-presidents of the company. Death Marcus and Ira Bernstein said Tuesday in a statement.
“We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery,” they said.
Shepherd shared her own joy at the announcement.
“OMG! I’m so excited to see my dream come true and launch my own talk show SHERRI in the fall. I can’t wait to get back to New York to host the show and merge everything I love… pop culture, talk, entertainment and comedy. I am grateful to Debmar-Mercury and FOX for partnering with me on this show and I look forward to this new journey,” PEOPLE Shepherd reported in a statement.
Shepherd will executive produce her new talk show with her producing partner Jawn Murray and executive producer and showrunner David Pearler, who worked on The Wendy Williams Show for 12 seasons.
The ongoing 13th season, which will be its last, has featured a slew of celebrity guests since last fall, including rappers Fat Joe and Remy Ma, jerry springer, Michael Rapaport, Bevy Smith, and Terrence J..
“Shepherd has proven the most popular sub for Williams, Debmar-Mercury said, and the show’s ratings have held up during his appearances,” per The Associated Press.
The show will continue through the 13th season with rotating hosts including Shepherd who will be the guest host The Wendy Williams Show all this week.
“Sherri is a natural person who has proven her hosting skills for many years as a panelist on The View, on FOX’s Dish Nation and again this season as Wendy’s popular guest host,” the co-chairs said. Death Marcus and Ira Bernstein in a report, PA reports.
“Like our viewers, we were impressed with the unique comedic spin Sherri brings to our live ‘Hot Topics’ segment, her creativity, and her interactions with our guests. Her love for daytime content and fans is evident, and we are thrilled to partner with her to create another long-term chat franchise,” they said.
“It’s also a bittersweet moment for us and our partners at FOX. We all have great love and affinity for Wendy, who has become a true icon during her incredible 12 seasons as a solo host of ‘a daily live ‘Hot Topics’ talk show interviewing celebrities,” Marcus and Bernstein added.
Shepherd once said PEOPLE in 2020 that hosting his own show was “one of my dreams”, adding, “When I was able to host The Wendy Williams Show by myself, it was like a dream.
Williams last taped her show when season 12 ended in July 2021. Her absence since has been attributed to a host of ongoing medical issues, including Graves’ disease, as well as a case ” revolutionary” of COVID-19 late last year.
Williams will sit out for the “remainder” of Season 13 amid rumors that she is in a wheelchair with dementia.
“Wendy will not be returning to the show for the remainder of this season. His healing is going slower than everyone had hoped. She continues to deal with a number of medical issues, including Graves’ disease, and she and her team are taking it one day at a time,” a source familiar with the matter said. Recount PEOPLE earlier this month.
“But reports of a stroke, drug or addiction problems or a diagnosis of dementia are all false. Whether Wendy returns in the fall will depend on how her recovery unfolds over the summer. His health is the most important thing,” the source added.
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