Wendy Williams Show Timeslots Possibly Replaced By Nick Cannon!
According to reports, Nick Cannon could potentially take over Wendy Williams’ timeslots if Williams does not return to her talk show.
CelebnMusic247.com and CelebnHealth247.com report that The Wendy Williams Show has been pushed back a few times now, and sources say “executives have been talking.”
The source goes on to say:
They are keeping a close eye on [Williams’] recovery and hoping for the best. But they have pushed back [her] show premiere several times so they are already thinking of a backup plan.
The source added:
It would not be a far stretch for Nick to take her time slot… Debmar-Mercury [which produces both shows] is really pushing to make Nick Cannon’s show a huge success. He already has a major platform, and a huge fanbase, so it is an easy win. So, if Wendy’s show ends up being a no-go, their backup plan is already set.
As we said, Williams’ Season 13 premiere has just been moved once again to Oct. 18 due to her health. The show was previously set to premiere on Oct. 4, after the original date of Sept. 20.
Other TV sources point out that simply plugging Cannon’s show into Williams’ timeslot could be complex. Both shows are syndicated — meaning individual station groups would have to make the decision to replace Williams’ show with Cannon’s, via PageSix.
The source adds:
It’s likely they would make a deal, but it’s a station to station decision.
However, the producers now have a backup to consider, as Williams’ comeback continues to get pushed. The 57-year-old talk show host contracted COVID-19 in September, and in the same month, she was also transported to Beth Israel Hospital for a mental health check.
It was also revealed that Williams would be under evaluation for months, which means she is NOT hosting a talk show anytime soon.
The source continued to say:
To be honest with you Wendy is going through a lot right now.
Her Season 13 debut show was scheduled to have no guests and just feature Williams. Right now things are looking rather grim to the Hot Topics host.