‘Wendy Williams’ announces another slate of guest hosts
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
“The Wendy Williams Show” has announced another round of guest hosts that will push the show’s namesake host’s return back through at least the week of Thanksgiving.
Actor Michael Rapaport will be guest hosting Nov. 8, 2021 to Nov. 12, 2021.
Bill Bellamy is hosting Nov. 16, 2021, and Nov. 17, 2021, with Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos appearing Nov. 18, 2021, and Nov. 19, 2021.
Wilkos and Springer previously worked together on “The Jerry Springer Show,” with Wilkos serving as Springer’s on camera security guard. Both have gone on to host other shows — Wilkos has his own talk show and Springer has a court show.
The latest lineup means Williams will be out through at least Nov. 18.
The show has not made any announcements on if Williams will return at that point, which would be the week of Thanksgiving and the final few days of sweeps.
Fans of the show have been vocal about guest host choices, with Leah Remini and Sherri Shepard getting high marks while Whitney Cummings was not as well received.
Meanwhile, the show appears to be holding on to at least most of its viewers compared to when Williams was hosting, also registering a marked improvement over the few weeks of reruns the show aired after the Season 13 premiere was pushed twice.
That’s likely good news for Debmar-Mercury and the stations that carry the show, as grumblings about airing all the repeats were beginning to grow louder.
“Wendy” has been renewed through the end of its current season, but Williams and the show’s production companies have been notably quiet about any plans beyond that.
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