Sherri Shepherd’s daytime talk show ‘Sherri’ gets a premiere date
Sherri Shepherd’s new daytime talk show Sherri sets a premiere date in the fall. The new weekday talk show debuts Monday, September 12, Deadline reported Tuesday, replacing The Wendy Williams Show in its usual timeslot after the longtime staple aired its final episode on June 17.
“September 12 can’t come fast enough,” Shepherd said. Deadline in a report. “Hosting my own talk show is a dream come true and I’m so excited to take viewers on this joyous journey. My new show will be something really fun and fresh, a daily hour of entertaining escapism with lots of laughs , fun, and flirtation as I give my perspective on pop culture. And I’m so glad to have such an awesome senior production team helping to make that magic happen.
Shepherd replaced Williams throughout The Wendy Williams ShowThe titular host’s final season took a health-related hiatus. During the series finale, Shepherd made sure to pay tribute to Williams, who wasn’t involved outside of a video tribute to the radio and TV host. “Above all, we have to thank you, Wendy Williams,” Shepherd said to applause. “You have to say, there’s no one like Wendy Williams. From her days on the radio, to leading daytime talk for 13 seasons, Wendy has earned her title as Queen of All Media.”
“If you think about it, Wendy Williams changed the talk of the day with her unique take on ‘Hot Topics’, her one-of-a-kind celebrity interviews, signature ‘As Wendy’ segments and, of course, all of you, her famous “How are you?” Shepherd added, closing the tender moment by calling Williams an “icon” who is “loved by so, so many people.”
Williams, meanwhile, told Fat Joe in May that she wouldn’t tune in to Sherri. “I won’t watch her because I know what she’s going to do and it’s not really my thing…you know what I mean?” she said at the time. “But I love, I love being on my own show. And I love that people love watching it, you know, all the time.”