The popular host will take over the time slot of “The Wendy Williams Show” on Fox owned-and-operated stations this fall.
Sherri Shepherd has dropped the trailer for her new daytime talk show, which is scheduled to premiere this fall.
In the promo trailer, Shepherd promises to take viewers “on every step of this journey … behind the scenes, on the road, in the studio, rehearsals, interviews and so much more,” Yahoo reports. Yahoo also noted that the video first dropped on Page Six.
“It is my lifelong dream to have my own show and it is finally happening,” Shepherd exclaims in the video clip.
“Sherri,” Yahoo reports, will serve up a “comedic take on entertainment and pop culture.” The actress and comedian said she will merge “pop culture, talk, entertainment and comedy.” The former co-host of “The View” will dish with celebrity pals, explore human interest stories, and have in-depth conversations with regular people.
The show will take over the time slot of The Wendy Williams Show on Fox owned-and-operated stations, People reported in February. Williams’ beloved daytime show ended earlier this year amid continuing health issues.
Per People, Williams’ production company Debmar-Mercury has said in a statement: “Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now. We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery.”
TheGrio reported previously that the current 13th season of the Wendy Williams show would be the last. Dating to last fall, the show had a rotation of celebrity guest hosts, including rappers Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Jerry Springer, Michael Rapaport, Bevy Smith and Terrence J.
Shepherd was the most popular guest host and enjoyed strong ratings, Debmar-Mercury said in a February statement obtained by The Associated Press.
Shepherd will serve as executive producer on her new show along with producing partner Jawn Murray. Showrunner David Perler, who worked on The Wendy Williams Show for 12 seasons, is also an executive producer.
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