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The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show
Created by Wendy Williams
Presented by Wendy Williams
Theme music composer David Vanacore
Opening theme "Shout It Out" (Dance Remix) by Nikki Lowe
(Seasons 5-)
"Shout It Out"
(Seasons 1-4)
Ending theme "Shout It Out"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 992[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Wendy Williams
  • Kevin Hunter
  • David Perler
  • Jason Gable
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Talk WW Productions, Inc.
Wendy Williams Productions
Distributor Debmar-Mercury
20th Television
(ad-sales)
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
(Season 1-3)
1080i (HDTV)
(Season 4-)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original run July 14, 2008 (2008-07-14) – present
External links
Website

The Wendy Williams Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Wendy Williams. The show is produced by Debmar-Mercury, and airs internationally,[2] and is re-broadcast on BET. It premiered on July 14, 2008 as a six-week trial in Detroit, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City. After the test run, the show was picked up for a full season,[3] and has since been renewed through the 2016–17 television season.[4][5]

In early 2008, Fox Television Stations picked up the show for their O&O stations to air after their local morning newscasts, and BET picked up the show in early 2009.[6] Further stations picked up the program for a full nationwide launch for the 2009-10 fall season.

The show was initially taped at the Chelsea Studios in New York City, then 433 West 53rd Street. Season 4 marked the return of the show being taped in the Chelsea Studios.[7]

The program goes live with a studio audience Mondays through Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Central and is carried live on some stations in those areas, with other stations carrying it on tape delay, along with those westward. The Friday show pre-tapes after the Thursday show at 1:30 p.m. ET for airing the next day, a common work schedule for most New York-originated talk shows. In many markets the program competes with The View on ABC, the Kathie Lee Gifford/Hoda Kotb-hosted fourth hour of Today on NBC, and starting in September 2014, the syndicated program The Real.

The Wendy Williams Show went on the road for a 17 city promotional tour across the United States in 2011 presenting mini versions of the show at local malls.[8]

The show had its debut outside the United States on BET International in July 2010.[9] At the beginning of its sixth season, it was announced to be the number one daytime talk show among the demographic of women ages 25-54.[10]

References

  1. ^ "The Wendy Williams Show"Episodes: . TV Guide. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Wendy Williams Show' Picked Up by 70% of U.S. Market : TVBizwire : TVWeek — Television Industry news, TV ratings, analysis, celebrity event photos"'". TVWeek. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "News | How You Doin’? – Wendy Williams Show Picked Up For 2009 Run". Singersroom. August 19, 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Debmar-Mercury Renews Fast-Rising "The Wendy Williams Show" Through 2016–17 on FOX Television Stations". The Futon Critic. May 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 4, 2013). The Wendy Williams Show' Renewed Through the 2016–2017 Season"'". TV by the Numbers. 
  6. ^ Tanklefsky, David (June 4, 2009). "BET Acquires Cable Run Of ‘Wendy Williams Show’". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "After Show: That's a Wrap!". Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "What Wendy Williams Plans to Do on Her Summer Vacation Boost Viewership". July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "BET Networks Secures International Channels Rights". January 6, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 16, 2014). The Wendy Williams Show' Season Six Premiere Ranks First Among All Talk Shows in Women 25-54 Metered Market Ratings"'".  

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