Wendy Williams is a hot topic today.
Production company Debmar-Mercury, which produces The Wendy Williams Show, announced on Monday that they plan to extend the popular talk show's fourth season by two full months. That means dozens of new episodes of Wendy to take fans straight into the summer.
The news comes on the heels of news that The Wendy Williams Show posted the biggest ratings gain of any talk show on television, period, during sweeps and saw personal-best ratings in February.
"I have the greatest fans in daytime TV, and I'm so excited to be giving fans more fun throughout the summer," Williams said. "If it were up to me, we'd have a show every day, all year long!" We're sure Wendy's viewers wouldn't object.
Debmar-Mercury co-Presidents Ira Bernstien and Mort Marcus called The Wendy Williams Show the "hottest program in the genre," despite stiff competition from Steve Harvey, Katie Couric, Rachael Ray and nearly a dozen other daytime talk shows. The company sites the decision to expand Wendy's "Hot Topics" segment, popular with younger viewers, for its ratings success.
To hear Wendy talk about her rise from radio host to the all-media queen, check out our exclusive video below. The Wendy Williams Show is syndicated in daytime on Fox affiliates around the country, and airs every weeknight at midnight on BET.
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