Wendy Williams is officially off the TV tour…for now. 13 years after airing, Her eponymous talk show was discontinued, without her for the final episode.Williams has been sidelined from the show since last fall due to a flurry of reports About her health and finances. Now, as the show wraps up, her time slot will be Taken over by Shirley Shepherdwho has been filling the OG series (with Too many other guest hosts). There has been a lot of speculation about what Williams will do next, and it now appears she has a new plan for her career.
Don’t worry, Wendy Williams still chats, shades, and splashes tea. She just wouldn’t do it on TV. According to reports, the media personality will enter the world of podcasting.Her manager Will Selby TMZ, said Williams is currently not interested in working full-time in television. Selby will apparently serve as the executive producer of the podcast, which Williams most hopes to use to highlight her favorite music industry personalities.
It appears the hosts have taken steps to put some top talent on the podcast. According to TMZ, Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe are among the stars the former talk show host had contact with. The Kardashians and an unnamed Trump family member were also invited to attend. Based on this lineup, it’s clear she’s looking for some spicy team.
It seemed like the perfect platform for a public figure like Wendy Williams. The market is a bit saturated at this time, as many celebrities have launched podcasts over the past few years. However, Williams’ unique voice and loyal fan base do put her at the forefront of success. Throw in some quality guests and you’ve got entertainment dollars.
Still, the career change is a bit surprising given what has been reported over the past few months. There have been multiple hints that the host is interested in returning to television. March, she claims she is ready to return “About three months later” for her small screen gig.Soon after, sources said She’s ‘ready to work’ She is doing “fine” after she reported medical and financial difficulties. Taken together, it’s entirely possible that the star changed her mind about the next step in her career after some brainstorming and advice from her business partner.
Despite the new development, I still won’t give up on the idea of Wendy Williams returning to TV. She’s still a sought-after pundit, and if she changes her mind and looks for another talk show, the studio might knock on her door.
But whatever happens with her career, it’s great to hear that Wendy Williams is improving after a seemingly tumultuous period in her life. A start date for the podcast hasn’t been announced, but it’s safe to say that when the first episode airs, her loyal fans will tune in to the first “How are you?”