The Wendy Williams Show is hanging around for a few more seasons.
The daytime chat show recently inked a deal with the folks at Fox Television Stations. The multi-season deal will keep Wendy Williams talking until the 2016-2017 season.
According to The Wrap, distributor Debmar-Mercury announced on Tuesday that The Wendy Williams Show was renewed for at least three more seasons. This arraignment comes shortly after the program posted an increase in ratings.
The show performed particularly well during May sweeps. Viewership reportedly increased around 58 percent in Los Angeles compared to last year ratings. Chicago watchers jumped up 139 percent, while New York doubled its ratings.
FOX Television Stations’ Frank Cicha said that The Wendy Williams Show has “as much momentum as any show on our air right now.”
He continued, “Over the last few years, it’s evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day.”
The Hollywood Reporter explains the continued success of Williams’ talk show could be related to some recent changes. In addition to providing more original episodes, the program extended its popular Hot Topics segment.
The website also reports that Wendy Williams has several other projects in the works. The former DJ is slated to star as Matron Mama Morton in Chicago starting this month. Her Broadway appearance is scheduled for seven weeks.
The talk show host also has a new book to promote. Williams just released Ask Wendy last month. The book is based on the popular advice segment of her television program. According to The Huffington Post, she is also scheduled to begin taping more shows in New York City.
Are you a fan of The Wendy Williams Show? What do you think about the program coming back for at least three more seasons?