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Wendy Williams and Lionsgate Extend Agreement to 2022

Wendy Williams and Lionsgate Extend Agreement to 2022

Lionsgate TV has extended its relationship with Wendy Williams to 2022, although her daytime talk-show, syndicated by Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, has not been renewed yet, although given that it continues to be a ratings smash, any doubts of the show’s potential longevity should be zero.

The show is already set to run through the 2016-17 television season, however, and, with today’s news, could continue for another seven years.

Earlier this year, Investigation Discovery greenlit a new series titled “Death by Gossip with Wendy Williams,” with the so-called Diva of Dish serving as host and executive producer. 

Williams, via her production, is busy. She produced last year’s “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” and previously teamed up with Suzanne de Passe (via her production company) to bring Star Jones’ novel, “Satan’s Sisters,” to VH1 as a movie.

Her Lionsgate contract extension could see her continue to make moves beyond her talk-show.

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