Distributor Debmar-Mercury announced Tuesday morning that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ will end after 14 seasons. Sherri Shepherd — who’s been a frequent guest host for Williams while she dealt with health issues this season — will headline her own daytime talk show in the fall titled ‘Sherri,’ which will take over the time periods held by ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Fox owned-and-operated stations.
Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement: “Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making the transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”
Shepherd said in a statement: “OMG! I am so excited to have my dream come true and debut my very own talk show ‘Sherri’ in the fall. I can’t wait until I return to NY to host the show and merge everything I love…pop culture, talk, entertainment and comedy. I am thankful for Debmar-Mercury and Fox for partnering with me on this show and look forward to this new journey.”
Shepherd was previously a co-host on ABC’s The View and is currently a co-host on Fox’s Dish Nation.
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