‘The Wendy Williams Show’ staffers are reportedly being proactive about the show’s upcoming ending.
As you know, lovebscott.com exclusively reported that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ is ‘very likely’ to end after the upcoming season 11.
According to Page Six, the crew has already begun to look for new employment.
We’re told the ups and downs of the year, which resulted in numerous hiatuses for the show, have caused some staffers to look for employment elsewhere, just in case the daytime talk show should end.
“They are all well aware that all they have is Season 11 left, that’s guaranteed, but until [production company] Debmar-Mercury announces that they are renewing additional seasons beyond the next season, some staff have begun searching for jobs,” the source said.
There already has been one high-profile departure — longtime producer Talia Parkinson-Jones, who said goodbye to Williams’ show for a new job as co-executive producer of Tamron Hall’s upcoming daytime gabfest on ABC.
Our source pinpointed Parkinson-Jones’ departure as a sign the tides are turning for Williams’ long-running show.
Amid concerns for Wendy’s upcoming season, it’s also being reported that she’s having to reschedule dates on her “For the Record…Umm Hmm! Tour” due to ‘scheduling issues,’ according to the St. Pete Catalyst.
“The tour is shaping up to be a disaster,” the source said. “What other dates have been ‘rescheduled’ that nobody knows about yet?”
Our insider also said Williams’ struggles surpass her estranged relationship with husband Kevin Hunter.
“As per usual, even without Kevin as Wendy’s manager, she’s proving herself to be messy,” the source told us. “Guess it’s not a full ‘hot girl summer’ for her after all since she’s giving fans reasons to think nothing has really changed.”