You probably know that Wendy Williams has been experiencing a lot of health issues as of late and the new season of her popular syndicated talk show continues to be delayed as a result.
Now there are reports that, if Williams doesn’t come back, someone else could be in the wings to take her place, or at least her local TV stations and time slots.
That person is someone who has just hit the airwaves with his own syndicated talk show.
That person is…Nick Cannon!!!
The “Masked Singer” and “Wild “N Out” star is considered a “backup plan” for Williams despite his show only being on the air since Sept. 27.
That is not stopping execs from considering a change.
An insider revealed to Page Six, “The executives have been talking. They are keeping a close eye on [Williams’] recovery and hoping for the best. But they have pushed back [her] show premiere several times, so they are already thinking of a backup plan.”
The source claims Nick is the top choice due to his popularity.
“It would not be a far stretch for Nick to take her time slot…Debmar-Mercury [which produces both shows] is really pushing to make Nick Canon’s show a huge success,” the source added. “He already has a major platform, and a huge fanbase, so it is an easy win. So, if Wendy’s show ends up being a no-go, their backup plan is already set.”
This comes as Williams’ talk show continues to delay its season 13 premiere due to continuing health issues with the host.
“Wendy” was set to return on Oct. 4 after it was originally set to come back on Sept. 20. The changing of the dates came as Williams was battling COVID-19 and was ” hospitalized due to alleged psychiatric issues.”
While she ultimately ended up testing negative after her “breakthrough” COVID-19 case, Williams continues to deal with “some ongoing medical issues.”
There have been reports of other issues that Williams has been dealing prior to COVID and her hospitalization.
If Cannon does indeed take over Williams’ time slots, there is the possibility of him leaving his affiliates for her’s.
Still, it will be interesting to see if Cannon does replace Williams and her stations.
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