'The Wendy Williams Show' Canceled, For Now, and Sherri Shepherd Will Take Over With Her own Talk Show

Wendy Williams is not returning to her daytime talk show as producers of the show pull the plug amid the host’s health struggles. The iconic television personality has been out of her purple chair throughout the current season following “serious complications” stemming from her Grave’s disease. As The Wendy Williams Show comes to an end after 14 seasons, producers announced that a talk show starring Sherri Shepherd will take over its timeslot in the fall.

“Sherri is a natural who proved her hosting skills for many years as a panelist on The View, on Fox’s Dish Nation and again this season as a popular guest host of Wendy,” Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement shared by Deadline. “Like our viewers, we have been impressed by the unique comedic twist Sherri puts on our daily live ‘Hot Topics’ segment, her creativity and interactions with our guests. Her love for the content and daytime fans is obvious, and we are excited to partner with her to create another long-term talk franchise.”

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