Wendy Williams Summary
- Wendy Williams is 3 hrs long
- 5 Taping(s) per week
- Opened July 14, 2008
- Show Closes: Open ended
- Daytime Talk Show/Tabloid/ Interview
- TV Broadcast
The Wendy Williams Show is a self-styled TV show that consists of tabloid-talk, celebrity interviews, cooking segments and occasional musical performances.
Wendy Williams Broadcast Time
In the New York City area, The Wendy Williams Show broadcasts at 10:00AM and 4:00PM.
The Wendy Williams Show is broadcast on many channels in the US. In the New York City area, the show is broadcasted on the My9 and FOX5 channels. The show is syndicated across the United States.
Wendy Williams Host Profile
Wendy Joan Williams is most known for her outspoken attitude. She has had plenty successes with landing herself in her own radio talk show, creating her own production and more recently with her popular talk show. In 2009, she was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame. Although the entrepreneur has been in several celebrity arguments, she has not let that get in the way of her stellar career.
Wendy Williams Background
This friendly TV show is not just a pleasant experience to attend, but you also have a good chance of being on the TV screen. Audience members can take part in segments from Hot Topics to Ask Wendy, where Ms. Williams provides advice on relationships and Wendy solicits questions from the audience and they often appear on camera. Wendy encourages natural reactions from audience members and their inclusion in the show production, especially as she encourages everyone in the audience to be her co-hosts. This is a great departure from other New York TV show productions that are often contrived. Other TV shows are often decidedly fake and the in-studio experience can be sub-par. Wendy keeps her show real and she is a credit to the profession. The Wendy Williams Show is taped live and during the commercial breaks a DJ plays trivia games with the audience members while blasting some of today’s top 40 hits. The commercial break is also an opportunity for audience members to interact with Wendy and win prizes and learn fun facts about her. Prior to the show taping there is a little waiting but lots of coffee to keep the show audience happy. Rather than jetting off after the show , Wendy stays around to interact with her fans and will autograph her books. Going to this show is a fun and lively experience.
During the taping of her show, Ms. Williams is often outspoken but she always tries to keep the dialog funny. She is clearly not afraid to say what is on her mind whether it is during an over-the-phone interview or to a guest sitting right beside her. In the past she has been in heated arguments/feuds with both Whitney Houston and Omarosa Manigault (The Apprentice). Ms. Williams has had the reputation of not backing down, which, while hilarious, has put her in the firing line. These moments are particularly unsettling if she is later found to be wrong on a certain subject matter and lambasted her guest. She has the sense that she can steer the TV show in her own direction and her guests wise up fast, if they try to take over the show. One famous taping of the show was with Omarosa Manigault who was attempting to plug her book without really allowing herself to be interviewed. It also helped that this famous interview was in Sweeps Week, which further underlined Wendy Williams in her TV role.
Ms. Williams is more than just a pretty face, however, she is also about pretty hair. She spends a lot of time discussing beauty and hair, health and fashion tips as well as plugging her own self named wig collection for women. She is a tremendous advocate for women who suffer from balding or thinning hair and she has done a great deal of work for this in the communities that can often ostracize these women.
Williams was previously known for her radio show on HOT97. She also had a VH1 TV Show entitled The Wendy Williams Experience. This 2006 TV show chronicled her radio show on HOT97 and can be viewed as a documentary of her time on the radio. Since leaving the radio show, Ms. Williams has tried to shed the HOT97 urban audience as she moved into more mainstream daytime television with her show The Wendy Williams Show.
The format of the Wendy William show is broken into three parts, the first where Wendy discusses current hot topics that are mostly celebrity gossip. The other segments are advice questions from the audience and then the show concludes with a celebrity interview, that has featured A-List celebrities including Jennifer Lopez.
Ms. Williams advice on the TV show is always frank, funny but sometimes harsh. She is also famous for her greeting 'How you doin?" which she has applied for the trademark. Ms. Williams has also appeared in hit television shows like 30 Rock and Law and Order: SVU. She also gave a great performance on Broadway in Chicago as Mama Morton, which received good reviews.
The Wendy Williams Show is owned by Fox and rights to reruns are owned by BET. The show now ranks number one in all syndicated talk shows.
Wendy Williams Notes
Infamous Argument between Omarosa & Wendy:
Omarosa Manigault went on the Wendy Williams Show in July 2008, to promote her new book and the interview escalated into a verbal cat fight. As soon as Manigault sat down, the string of insults started rolling out. Williams and Manigault went back and forth for the 10-minute interview in the most passive-aggressive manner until Williams nearly threw her off the set and ended the interview with curt "...thank you for coming on MY show." Omarosa apologized later, but the damage was already done.
Noteworthy Dates for this TV Show :
- July 14, 2008: Show Premieres
- July 22, 2008: Omarosa and Wendy Williams argument
- September 15, 2014: Premier of the 6th season
- January 30, 2015: 1000th Episode
Chelsea Television Studios B (AMV)
New York, NY 10001
Wendy Williams Ticket Information
Free tickets to The Wendy Williams Show can be requested by filling out a short form on the website.
Be sure to keep in mind that you can request up to 10 or more tickets, so there is no other separate form to fill out for Group tickets as other shows tend to have.
Wendy Williams Show Schedule
The Wendy Williams Show tapes Monday to Wednesdays at 10:00AM and Thursdays at 10:00AM and another show at 1:45PM.
To guarantee seating for both tapings you must be at the studio two hours before it begins. (If attending the 10:00AM show be there at 8:00AM and if attending the 1:45PM show be there at 11:30AM)
- Wendy Joan Williams
- Production Design
- Brian J. Stonestreet
- WW Productions and Wendy Williams Productions
- Distributed by
- Debmar-Mercury and 20th Television.
- Debbie Miller
- Film Editor
- Mitch Jacobson
- Art Director
- Gloria Lamb