Is Sherri about to snatch the purple throne from Wendy? I’ve said time and time again that I’m not at all ready to see the end of a Wendy Williams reign over daytime tv, but… it looks like the end may be upon us whether we’re here for it or not.
Another day, another update on the condition of Wendy Williams. This time however, the news isn’t exactly centered on her highly-publicized health problems but more along the lines of the future of her popular daytime talk show. In wake of the media queen’s absence, season 14 of The Wendy Williams Show has been a rotating door of celebrity guest hosts filling her famous purple chair. Of all the replacements though, veteran daytime queen in her own right, Sherri Shepherd, has proven to be most popular.
Now, reports are claiming that Sherri is closer than ever to inking a deal to officially take over reigns at the Wendy Show for good starting in September 2022 as what’s being called a “PERMANENT guest host.” According to TMZ, the deal is close to being locked in and there’s even talks about renaming the show, which will completely remove the former radio gossip queen from the situation altogether. However, all isn’t lost for good ol’ Wendy.
TMZ reports that there are stipulations currently in place for how things will move forward over the next seven months. The folks who produce the show will be monitoring Wendy’s progress between now and September. If Wendy gets better, there’s an open door for her to return. If, however, it appears she is unable to return, then they would change the name of the show as early as September … which will mark the 15th season.
Of course, none of this is official until we hear from the head lady herself. While there’s no telling when that will be, we can only hope that in the end the shift, if one happens at all, doesn’t create any animosity between Sherri and Wendy. Come on Wendy, get it together, don’t let anyone take your chair from you that you’ve worked for all these years.
What do you guys think? Are you here for the Sherri takeover?