It’s Official! Debmar-Mercury Confirms “Bittersweet” End of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ & Sherri Shepherd’s New Show Will Replace It+Sherri Emotionally Reacts While Guest Hosting ‘Wendy’ [Video/Official Statement]

Posted February 22, 2022

It’s official! Sherri Shepherd is coming to daytime in her very own talk show!

Sherri confirmed the news on Tuesday as she guest hosted ‘The Wendy Williams Show‘ and opened the show with the news.

She also addressed the rumors that have been swirling that she is replacing Wendy following her months-long hiatus from her show due to ongoing medical issues.

Sherri shut down the reports that she is “replacing” Wendy and says that while her show will be produced by Debmar-Mercury (the same as Wendy) her show will have a totally different format, feel, and look when it premieres in September.

She also took time to defend Wendy and honor her and the Wendy staff.

Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein also confirmed the news of Sherri’s show and the cancelation of Wendy’s show.

“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. 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.”

“This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at Fox. We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing celebrities. 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 this 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.”

Congrats to Sherri and here’s hoping that Wendy is able to return to daytime at some point soon!

Wendy also released an official statement following this morning’s announcement. Get into that HERE!

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