Wendy Williams is taking an extended absence from her eponymous daytime talk show due to health complications after ongoing surgery for a shoulder fracture she said she sustained in December.
The presence of several new shows and their talent at NATPE next week should make for a livelier convention and reassure broadcasters about the health of syndication, one of the cornerstones of their business.
Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury & Citylife Productions’ freshman series with Judge Frank Caprio is cleared in nearly 90% of the U.S., including the Fox Television Stations, for a second season.
Steve Harvey, TV personality and multi-hyphenate entertainer/entrepreneur, admitted that he was surprised when NBC announced that a new show hosted by Kelly Clarkson would take over his timeslot on its owned-and-operated stations.
Williams, who is recovering from an injury she said she suffered last month, will resume taping of her syndicated Wendy Williams Show on Jan. 21, distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury confirmed Wednesday. That’s a week later than the Jan. 14 return date that had been previously announced.