It looks like The Wendy Williams Show is about to become The Sherri Shepherd Show.
According to Deadline, Sherri Shepherd, comedian and former host of ABC‘s The View, is close to finalizing a major deal with FOX to become the permanent host of The Wendy Williams Show.
Since Wendy Williams has been out on leave, due to suffering from serious medical issues, Shepherd has stepped in and stole the show. Literally.
According to reports, when Shepherd would sub for the show, the ratings were through the roof. Therefore, the network and the production company has concluded that she may be the best woman for the job…besides Wendy, of course.
Williams, who has been off her show for several months, is reportedly suffering from bouts of dementia, along with serious motor skills issues. Due to those factors, Williams is not able to return to her own show, but FOX is still planning to keep it on the air.
It’s really sad news for Wendy; but, good news for Sherri to rewarded with this amazing opportunity, especially, considering how things didn’t work out for her over at The View.