‘The Wendy Williams Show’ is ending : NPR

The long-running daytime present The Wendy Williams Present, which had a status for being uncooked and irreverent, is ending. It will likely be succeeded by a present hosted by its producer Sherri Shepherd.



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The long-running syndicated daytime discuss present “The Wendy Williams Present” is coming to an finish. Hosted by former radio host Wendy Williams, the present had a status for being uncooked, irreverent and generally type of messy. However as NPR’s Andrew Limbong studies, the present has needed to rely closely on visitor hosts currently on account of Williams’ ongoing well being points.

ANDREW LIMBONG, BYLINE: Wendy Williams has this distinctive catchphrase. On the high of each present, she’d maintain her arms in entrance of her chest, fingers down like she’s exhibiting you her manicure, and ask the gang…

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WENDY WILLIAMS: The way you doing?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: The way you doing?

WILLIAMS: I am doing OK. Let’s get began.

LIMBONG: However on and off for the previous 12 months or so, visitor hosts starting from Leah Remini to Fats Joe and Remy Ma have tried their hand on the the way you doing. Most lately, it has been a former co-host of “The View,” Sherri Shepherd.

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SHERRI SHEPHERD: The way you doing?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: The way you doing?

SHEPHERD: There we go. Let’s get began.

LIMBONG: The present’s distributor, Debmar-Mercury, introduced at this time that “The Wendy Williams Present” will likely be ending after 13 seasons, and taking its place will likely be a brand new present hosted by Sherri Shepherd. “The Wendy Williams Present” lined the standard daytime discuss present subjects – pop gossip, water cooler conversations and movie star interviews – however Williams was uniquely open and susceptible about her well being points and previous substance abuse. She has Graves’ illness, an autoimmune dysfunction that impacts the thyroid. She’s taken well being associated breaks earlier than, however had come again, like in 2019.

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WILLIAMS: I am unable to even inform you what number of docs I’ve, however I need to shout out to every considered one of you. Thanks a lot.

LIMBONG: Sherri Shepherd’s discuss present will debut in September.

Andrew Limbong, NPR Information.

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