Lionsgate Extends Wendy Williams' Contract Through 2022

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 11/11/2015 | 12:00 PM EST

Williams' syndicated talk show will likely be renewed through 2022 as well

Great news for all you Wendy Williams fans: Lionsgate has extended the talk show host's contract through 2022.

The entertainment company made the announcement Tuesday, stating that it was entering a "personal services" contract with Williams. "The Wendy Williams Show" (distributed by the Lionsgate-owned company Debmar-Mercury) has yet to get the seven-year extension, but a deal is likely on the way.

Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein told Deadline in a statement: "Wendy has become a major force in daytime talk and we are thrilled to know she will be dishing out her daily dose of hot topics and entertaining conversations on 'The Wendy Williams Show' for many years to come. The incredibly strong ratings she has built over the past six years are a lasting testament to her abilities and staying power in an incredibly competitive environment."

"The Wendy Williams Show," which is currently in its seventh season, is scheduled to run through the 2016-17 television season.


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