The Wendy Williams Show: Syndicated Series Renewed for Season Three

The Wendy Williams ShowIf you’re a fan of Wendy Williams daily syndicated talk show, you’ll be glad to know it’s been renewed for a third season. The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed by more than 70% of its stations already, clearing the way for more lively discussions. Here are the details…

DEBMAR-MERCURY RENEWS “THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW” IN MORE THAN 70% OF U.S. FOR THIRD SEASON, INCLUDING THE FOX TELEVISION STATIONS

CBS, NBC, Local TV, Tribune, Lin, Cox, Raycom, Meredith and New Vision Stations Also On Board as Talk Show Reaches New Creative Heights, Gains Ratings Momentum

Los Angeles, CA., Jan. 13, 2011 — Debmar-Mercury’s The Wendy Williams Show will return for a third season in September following renewals in more than 70% of the U.S., including stations belonging to the FOX, CBS, NBC, Local TV, Tribune, Lin, Cox, Raycom, Meredith and New Vision groups. Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein made the announcement today.

The cash-plus-barter renewal deals, with Debmar-Mercury retaining four minutes per hour of national advertising inventory, follow a ratings surge this season for Wendy in many major FOX Television Station markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

“Wendy has reached new creative heights this season and stations have taken notice,” Bernstein and Marcus commented. “It has performed exceptionally well in recent months leading out of morning newscasts on the FOX stations, with viewers rediscovering Wendy’s fun, irreverent and entertaining style. We will work diligently with stations to ensure this franchise’s continued growth, both creatively and from a ratings standpoint, across all markets in the months and years ahead.”

Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times, Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of her daily, syndicated program, The Wendy Williams Show. A mother, wife and best-selling author, Williams built a devoted cult following from her years as one of radio’s most popular personalities, winning over legions of fans who couldn’t wait to see the host make her television debut. Touted by People Magazine as one of the “best shows of 2009,” the critically-acclaimed series now has the distinction of being “must-see TV” and premiered for its second season debut on Sept. 6, 2010.

Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show; produces (with ITV STUDIOS AMERICA) and distributes The Jeremy Kyle Show, debuting in September 2011; distributes Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; distributes Are We There Yet?, a new sitcom from Revolution Studios’ Joe Roth and Cube Vision, starring Ice Cube, debuting in national syndication in fall 2012; distributes strips Hell’s Kitchen, Family Feud, South Park and True Hollywood Story; and distributes a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio.

What do you think? Are you a fan of The Wendy Williams Show? Glad it’s been renewed?

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  1. Shelly says

    I love wendy she has her own personal style as do other tv personailties. She acts like herself and I think its great..keep the laughs coming :)

  2. rhona clement says

    Hi i love wendy show, i live in Trinidad and Tobago. when is the new series going to come out could you give me and exact month.

  3. SRing says

    Oh, no!!! Wendy Williams was renewed!!! She is the most irritating talk show host ever. The Jersey accent, big hair and the “how ya doin” is way over the top. If, she wants to stay on the air another year she should tone down the “Jersey girl” bit, wear clothes appropriate to her figure (or get a breast reduction – she’s too young to sag like a grandmother). I bet she doesn’t talk like a dumb, Jersey girl in private – she has an education thereis no reason for her to act so dumb.

    • Victoria says

      I agree with SRing – there’s no sense in an educated black woman acting that way on national tv. This is how negative stereotypes are perpetuated. Every now and then she’ll throw a long, educated word in her sentence, which is good, but it is not enough. I’m sure that is “one” aspect of her personality, but it needs to be toned down quite a bit. And also lay off the superficial talk about real/fake hair and teeth and also plastic surgery. So shallow!

  4. t carroll says

    I’m happy for her and her family. I love the show . Wendy has a refreshing personality, entertaining, and just juicy. I wish her the best and I look forward to watching next season.

  5. Marilyne says

    Why are they not giving the Wendy Williams show at 2:00pm here in Massachusetts?

    I miss the Wendy Willliams Show….I love her, she is so down to earth – keeps it real!

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