Sherri Shepherd Nears A Deal To Become Permanent Host – Deadline

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Sherri Shepherd is finalizing a deal to become permanent guest host on The Wendy Williams Show, sources tell Deadline. A rep for the syndicated daytime talk show’s producer, Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, declined comment.

Along with fellow actor Michael Rapaport, Shepherd emerged as the lead guest hosts on the show, filling in on a regular basis for Williams since the beginning of the 13th season as the veteran talk show host took time off to recover from a variety of health issues.

This would mark Shepherd’s return to being a full-time daytime talk show host following her stint as co-host of The View.

The news of Shepherd’s pending deal for The Wendy Williams Show, which will likely be renamed, comes as major station groups solidify their daytime lineups for next season. The Wendy Williams Show, which is expected to be renamed, has been a staple on the Fox stations from its inception.

TMZ, which first reported Shepherd’s pending deal, said she would be named a permanent guest host. The position she is closing in for is a permanent host, I hear.


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