Wendy Williams is returning this fall — and never from her house, however from the purple chair in her Manhattan studio.
The queen of daytime gossip introduced on Tuesday that her long-running syndicated present will resume manufacturing in-studio on Sept. 21.
“I can’t wait to get again to all of you and to my superb employees and crew!!! I’m sooo excited to carry you foolish, humorous, glamour and hopefully brighten your day throughout these loopy occasions that we’re all dwelling in…even when for simply an hour,” Williams posted on social media. “I miss you and may’t wait to get again in my purple chair and present you what we did to the set.”
“The Wendy Williams Present” shut down in-studio manufacturing in mid-March, as COVID-19 numbers started to surge, inflicting all discuss reveals and late-night sequence to forego their studio audiences after which movie from house. Williams was taking pictures her hour-long present dwell from her house up till mid-Might when she went on an indefinite hiatus, attributable to issues with Graves’ illness. Repeats of the present have been airing, whereas the present has been on hiatus.
Repeats will proceed to air till Sept. 21 when the present resumes with recent, every day episodes, and modifications are being made to the set throughout the summer season. Even pre-pandemic, “Wendy Williams” usually took a hiatus by means of the whole month of August, earlier than kicking off a brand new season.
Williams’ return — although nonetheless two months away — marks the primary announcement of any daytime discuss present to renew to taking pictures in-studio, following the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown. Because the leisure enterprise continues to wrestle to get movie and tv manufacturing again up and working, particularly within the scripted area with giant crews, every day discuss reveals are among the many first to return, given the intimate nature of the units, which may keep it up with a lot of the employees working remotely at house and with out an in-studio viewers.
Final week, Jimmy Fallon returned to the studio at 30 Rock for the primary time in 4 months, after taking pictures his every day reveals from house. Fallon’s present has employed social distancing and the well being and security tips set by New York authorities. The vast majority of Fallon’s employees is working from house, and there’s no viewers.
Particulars on Williams’ return to set are nonetheless being ironed out, as nobody can predict the state of the world throughout a pandemic and knowledge is altering quickly, however insiders stress that the daytime present will likely be following tips from state authorities on how one can resume manufacturing safely. As of now, there will likely be no studio viewers when the present comes again in September, and its doubtless that a lot of the employees will likely be working remotely when the present returns.
“The Wendy Williams Present” has been renewed by the Fox Tv Stations by means of Season 13, which can carry the syndicated talker by means of the 2021-2022 season. This fall marks the start of Season 12.