Sherri Shepherd to host her own daytime talk show as The Wendy Williams Show ends after 14 seasons
Shepherd’s new talk show, titled Sherriwill take over the Wendy Williams timeslot this fall on Fox owned-and-operated stations. Sherri is from Debmar-Mercury of Lionsgate, the same distributor as The Wendy Williams Show. Since Williams has been out due to health issues, “The Wendy Williams Show is expected to continue through the end of this season with rotating guest hosts, including Shepherd, as Williams has been sidelined with health issues all season,” according to Deadline, who added, “Well than Sherri positioning himself as a stand-in, taking over Wendy’s time periods and inheriting this show’s production team, Debmar-Mercury leaves the door open for his show to resume if/when Williams fully recovers and wants to do so .” The Wendy Williams Show showrunner David Perler will become showrunner of Sherri. Too, Sherri will feature The Wendy Williams ShowShepherd’s “Hot Topics” segment with Shepherd’s own spin. As an alum of View and Dish Nation, Shepherd is a veteran of daytime television. Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement that they would still like to work with Williams in the future. “It’s also a bittersweet moment for us and our partners at Fox,” Marcus and Bernstein said. “We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who has become a true icon during her incredible 12 seasons as the solo host of a daily live talk show covering ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing Since Wendy is still unavailable to host the show as she continues her journey to recovery, we think it’s best that our fans, stations and advertising partners start making this transition now. We look forward to working with Wendy again in the future and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery. Shepherd called hosting her own show a dream come true: “OMG! I’m so excited to see my dream come true. and launching 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 look forward to this new journey.
- Wendy Williams ‘understands’ decision to end her show, hopes to return to TV“It has been a difficult time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, Sherri and everyone else who has supported the show throughout this time,” Williams spokesperson Howard Bragman said in a statement to Deadline. “She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated TV – you can’t go out there and sell a show that’s The show maybe Wendy. She understands why this decision was made from a business perspective, and Debmar-Mercury assured her that if her health reached a point where she could host again and if her desire was for her to host again, she would be back. on television at that time.