The “Hot Topics” expert Wendy Williams might be saying farewell to her daytime talk show after this next season.
Amid her divorce from Kevin Hunter, sources close to “The Wendy Show” claim the upcoming eleventh season will be the last. Talk of the show being canceled comes after the daytime talk queen took a lengthy medical leave last year and returned to shock viewers with news her of marital drama and substance abuse issues.
“This was an extremely difficult season to get through for the staff and Wendy herself, obviously. With the show’s renewal set to end after the 2019-2020 season, everyone thinks it’s the perfect time to say goodbye move on,” sources exclusively tell lovebscott.com.
It also looks like Wendy is already on to her next moves following recent news of her upcoming biopic that she is executive producing alongside Will Packer. The Lifetime biopic will explore the “scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.” Page Six reports.
Sources also say that advertisers consider Wendy to be a ‘risk’ due to her unplanned hiatuses and extended breaks. It’s very likely the show won’t be back.”, lovebscott added. According to the outlet, show creators Debmar-Mercury have been quietly shopping Jerry O’Connell’s talk show around. He has been a frequent ‘Wendy Show’ guest and often “guest hosts” when Wendy is away.
The actor’s “Jerry O’Connell’ Show’ is executive produced by Wendy and will air its first run on FOX this summer — during Wendy’s break. It’s being said that if things go well, Jerry’s show might be the one to replace Wendy’s after season 11, lovebscott reports.
Wendy appeared to hint at the end of her show’s run during the finale episode for season 10 last week.
“Um, I’m not doing this show forever, but I certainly will be back for season 11.”
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