Watch: Wendy Williams Tearfully Suggests Her Show May End After Season 11 Following Roller Coaster Year of Divorce, Health Scares+Staffers Reportedly Begin Looking For New Jobs

Posted August 2, 2019

Wendy Williams delivered her last show for season 10 of ‘The Wendy Williams Show‘ on Thursday (Aug 1) before starting her summer hiatus–but she took a moment to acknowledge all the drama that she and the show have been through the past year including her divorce, health scares and drug relapse.

She also closed the show with emotional farewell revealing that although they will return for season 11 this September, the show will not go on forever–leaving fans with question marks as to whether that meant season 11 would be her last.

Well now according to reports from Page Six, show staffers are preparing for the possibility that it may be the final season and have begun looking for new jobs to secure their future.

“Wendy Williams Show” staffers let loose this week after one of the “most difficult seasons” the talk show has ever seen, Page Six has learned.

A source told Page Six the staff partied at the 40/40 Club on Wednesday to mark the end of Season 10 — but did so with skepticism about the show’s future, as we’re told it might end after Season 11.

“Staff are all celebrating what was one of the most difficult seasons over the 10 years of the show,” an insider exclusively told us, “because of Wendy’s health, rehab, her fractured shoulder, the sober-living facility, her husband’s infidelity … and the divorce announcement.”

Williams’ estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, was also rumored to have welcomed a child with his alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson.

There already has been one high-profile departure — longtime producer Talia Parkinson-Jones, who said goodbye to Williams’ show for a new job as co-executive producer of Tamron Hall’s upcoming daytime gabfest on ABC.

Our source pinpointed Parkinson-Jones’ departure as a sign the tides are turning for Williams’ long-running show.

Current co-executive producer Suzanne Bass acknowledged on Instagram this week the hardships the show and its host faced this season.

“Saying Goodbye to Season 10. [My husband] B and I love our girl Wendy. It’s been a year of ups and downs but no matter what we’ve had her back,” Bass captioned a series of photos from a taping. “Ten years deep. B and I have each other and together we have her. Here’s to Season 11!”

A spokesperson at “The Wendy Williams Show” told Page Six in a statement that there’s nothing going on with the staff, but notably failed to acknowledge the show’s future beyond Season 11.

“Wendy and her staff are closer than ever,” the statement read. “Last night was a great celebration to wrap up the show’s 10th season and everyone is excited to come back for the 11th season on September 16.”

We’re told the ups and downs of the year, which resulted in numerous hiatuses for the show, have caused some staffers to look for employment elsewhere, just in case the daytime talk show should end.

“They are all well aware that all they have is Season 11 left, that’s guaranteed, but until [production company] Debmar-Mercury announces that they are renewing additional seasons beyond the next season, some staff have begun searching for jobs,” the source said.

Only time will tell. Here’s to hoping that the show gets renewed for several more seasons.

 

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