1. The Wendy Williams Show (alternately known as Wendy, and stylized as Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show in its title logo) is an Emmy nominated liberal American syndicated entertainment/infotainment talk show created and hosted by Wendy Williams.
2. Produced by Debmar-Mercury and distributed by 20th Television, the show has aired since July 14, 2008 in select major U.S. markets and July 13, 2009 nationwide.
3. It is one of the most watched daytime talk shows in households, as well as among women in the 18- to 49-year-old and 25- to 54-year-old demographics.
4. The show consistently ranks among the top five national syndicated daytime talk shows in terms of Nielsen ratings.
5. It is primarily aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates (along with several affiliates of other major networks),. Averaging more than 2 million viewers per episode, it was announced that Wendy Williams has re-signed with Debmar-Mercury through 2022.
6. Wendy is broadcast live in front of a studio audience on Mondays through Thursdays.
7. The Friday shows are either a first-run episode originally taped after the Thursday for broadcast the next day, or a repeat of the previous Monday’s episode.
8. The program is formatted as an entertainment-based talk show, focusing largely on celebrity news and gossip as well as lifestyle features.
9. Occasionally, the topics incorporated into the segment may involve current issues and offbeat news items not related to the entertainment industry; Williams periodically deviates from the topic to elaborate on a particular aspect of it that relates to her own life.
10. The studio audience (who are affectionately termed by Williams as her “co-hosts”) have some active participation in the segment, with Williams often surveying them through applause about a particular point of the story being discussed.
11. Periodic segments-within-a-segment are featured during “Hot Topics” including “Wendy’s Got You Covered” (detailing cover stories from current issues of entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazines), the “Hot Shot of the Day” (showcasing a particular celebrity photo), the “Clip of the Day” (usually featuring clips or promos from upcoming television programs) and “Celebrity Shout-Out” (detailing a celebrity-related story highlighting a particular milestone or accomplishment).
12. In addition to “Hot Topics”, the program includes other in-depth topical segments incorporating guest contributors including the
13. “Hot Talk Panel” (regularly featured during the Thursday or Friday editions) in which Williams and a panel of four journalists discuss news items and current issues ranging from social and political issues to tabloid headlines;
14. “What’s Trending Now”, an occasional segment that showcases viral videos, and details the latest fashion and beauty trends and offbeat stories trending on social media; and
15. On the Tuesday and Wednesday (and sometimes, the Thursday) editions, Williams interviews a single featured celebrity guest; musical performances are featured occasionally.
16. The show regularly features product giveaways, usually as part of “[email protected]”, a weekly segment showcasing fashion/beauty products and electronics that are given to studio audience members, with at-home viewers being able to purchase the featured items through the show’s website at a discount from their estimated retail price.
17. On April 21, 2008, Fox Television Stations ordered a test run of the show for the group’s Fox owned-and-operated stations to air after their local weekday morning newscasts.
18. The Wendy Williams Show premiered on July 14, 2008 as a six-week trial run on four Fox-owned outlets: WNYW/New York City, KTTV/Los Angeles, WJBK/Detroit and KDFW/Dallas-Fort Worth.
19. The Wendy Williams Show went on a 17-city “Say It Like You Mean It” promotional tour across the United States in the summer of 2011, presenting mini-versions of the show at local malls.
20. On May 4, 2013, Fox Television Stations announced a deal with Debmar-Mercury to renew the show through the 2016 17 television season.
21. The show debuted outside the United States on BET International in July 2010 in markets like UK and Africa. In the UK, Wendy remains the most watched show on BET where it is shown a total of four times a day.
22. The Wendy Williams Show received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2015: the show was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment, with Williams receiving a nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
23. “Wendy Williams set to celebrate 1,000 episodes of her talk show: ‘This show is perfect for me'”.