BET Networks has acquired Debmar-Mercury’s The Wendy Williams Show to air beginning Monday, 7/13, when the talk show debuts in national syndication. Barbara Zaneri, BET Networks’ EVP/Programming Strategy, Scheduling and Acquisitions, and Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein made the announcement.
After a successful four-market, six-week preview last summer on the Fox Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit, the one-hour entertainment talk show hosted by Williams will premiere simultaneously on TV stations covering more than 95 percent of the United States and BET.
The Wendy Williams Show is a daily, one-hour entertainment talk show starring New York DJ, syndicated radio host, TV personality and best-selling author Wendy Williams. Broadcast live from New York, it features Williams’ commentary on celebrity gossip and news events, as well as interviews, fashion and advice segments in which Williams helps audience members and viewers handle personal life issues involving sex, relationships, money and dating.