News from Variety
Wendy Williams is returning this fall — and not from her home, but from the purple chair in her Manhattan studio.
The queen of daytime gossip announced on Tuesday that her long-running syndicated show will resume production in-studio on Sept. 21.
“I can’t wait to get back to all of you and to my amazing staff and crew!!! I’m sooo excited to bring you silly, funny, glamour and hopefully brighten your day during these crazy times that we’re all living in…even if for just an hour,” Williams posted on social media.
“I miss you and can’t wait to get back in my purple chair and show you what we did to the set.”
“The Wendy Williams Show” shut down in-studio production in mid-March, as COVID-19 numbers began to surge, causing all talk shows and late-night series to forego their studio audiences and then film from home.
Williams was shooting her hour-long show live from her home up until mid-May when she went on an indefinite hiatus, due to complications with Graves’ disease.
Repeats of the show have been airing, while the show has been on hiatus.
Repeats will continue to air until Sept. 21 when the show resumes with fresh, daily episodes, and changes are being made to the set during the summer.
Even pre-pandemic, “Wendy Williams” typically took a hiatus through the entire month of August, before kicking off a new season.