Wendy Williams, popular for her juicy “Hot-Topics” and vibrant commentary, will be with us for three more seasons. Her syndicated talk show has been renewed through the 2019 -2020 season on Fox Stations, distributor Debmar-Mercury announced Tuesday.
Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury said in a statement, “Wendy’s across-the-board strength in the demo most important to advertisers has made this talk show an indispensable part of stations’ daytime schedules. With these renewals, our valuable station partners can be assured this key lynchpin of their lineups will continue for many years to come, especially when it comes to having a powerful and dependable entertainment lead-out from many of their important morning news blocks. None of this would be possible without Wendy’s extraordinary talent and ability to captivate millions of loyal viewers each day.”
The talk show host and best-selling author will continue with her “Hot Topics” segment and “Ask Wendy,” where she offers advice to audience members. Wendy will also have the hottest celebrity guests and the latest in film, music and sports.
The renewal is well deserved. Since 2009, Wendy Williams has become one of the top daytime talk shows. During the November sweeps, Wendy finished either No. 1 or No. 2 in the key demo of women 25-54 in 55% of the U.S. and 20 of the top 25 markets. In 2015, the show was nominated for two Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Wendy has come a long way, as she is one of the most popular personalities in radio. For 23 years, Williams hosted a top-rated radio talk show called “Wendy Williams Experience,” which built a fan base of more than 12 million people. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York. She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 and is one of the few women with that honor. When asked the question, “How you doinnn?” We’d say, Wendy’s doing just fine.
By: Taylor Bennett