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When all of this Wendy Drama began, It felt to me like we had seen the last of Wendy on The Wendy Williams Show and that seems to be what is about to happen. Then she took another week off. After that, she extended her “recovery time” once again. Then this week production booked hosts for the show even further out, through February 15th. First they announced three days of Nick Cannon and then a day later they shared new hosts for and other week and a half.
Nick Cannon will host for three days from February 4-6, Jason Biggs will host on February 7th, Keke Palmer takes the reins on February 8th. The following week begins with Sherri Shepherd on February 11th and 12th, The DOUCHEBAG who shall not be named stinks up the joint on February 13th, and Jerry O’Connell finishes off the week on February and 14th and 15th.
She’s a Catastrophe!
I have no doubt she is not coming back. But my sources are now agreeing with me. Despite production’s uber supportive words when announcing Wendy’s absence, their patience has run out. Exclusive Tamara Tattles sources are describing the situation with Wendy as “a catastrophe.” Both the production and distribution company Debmar-Mercury (Lionsgate) are at their breaking point. They are discussing taking the show off life support and pronouncing the show dead.
The show is picked-up by affiliates until 2019-20. However, Wendy’s absence is doing serious financial damage to the affiliate markets. Fox owned affiliates are being hit the hardest because they own the major market stations including NYC and Los Angeles. To say everyone is pissed is an understatement at this point.
Production Considers Pulling The Plug
Lionsgate, the company that distributes the show, is facing disastrous financial damage. Nielsen Sweeps weeks begin this week. They could not come at a worse time for The Wendy Williams Show. This will have a huge impact on ad revenue that is used to pay Wendy, production, affiliate stations and Lionsgate.