FOX Television Stations and Debmar Mercury Announce Renewal of "The Wendy Williams Show" Through 2014
NEW YORK - October 24, 2011 - FOX Television Stations and Debmar Mercury announced today the renewal of "The Wendy Williams Show" through 2014 on the FOX-owned stations, announced Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming, FOX Television Stations and Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.
Referred to as a "breakthrough in daytime" by The New York Times, "The Wendy Williams Show" is a daily one-hour entertainment talk show which premiered in July 2009 and features mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams. Broadcast live from New York, the show features Wendy's distinctive personality, accompanied by a mix of celebrity guests and popular segments such as "Ask Wendy," where Wendy offers advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems and "Hot Topics," Wendy's honest and authentically opinionated take on headlines of the day. Prior to hosting this show, Williams enjoyed a successful 23-year career as one of radio's most popular personalities. "The Wendy Williams Show" is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.
For more information on "The Wendy Williams Show," please visit www.wendyshow.com. For all the latest news on Williams and her critically acclaimed syndicated talk show, follow @WendyWilliams on Twitter or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyshow.
About FOX Television Stations
Fox Television Station group is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.21% of U.S. television homes. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show and The Jeremy Kyle Show; distributes Tyler Perry's House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; distributes Are We There Yet?, a new sitcom from Revolution Studios' Joe Roth and Cube Vision, starring Ice Cube, debuting in national syndication in fall 2012 with a minimum of 100 episodes; strips Hell's Kitchen, Family Feud, South Park and True Hollywood Story, as well as the weekly Deadliest Catch; and distributes a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio.