The Wendy Williams Show

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The Wendy Williams Show
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Format Talk 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 5
No. of episodes 875[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 nationally,[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, the Fox Broadcasting Company picked up rights to the show and BET picked up the show in early 2009.[6]

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

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] It is broadcast in 52 countries and on weekdays at 9pm in the UK and re-runs are shown several times a day. It is broadcast one day after the usual US broadcast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Episodes: The Wendy Williams Show". TV Guide. Retrieved April 17 , 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. 

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