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Season 12 of 'The Wendy Williams Show' Officially Has an Air Date


Feb. 16 2021, Updated 2:36 p.m. ET

Despite experiencing a slew of worrisome health issues in 2019, it seems as though Wendy Williams and her popular daytime talk show aren't going anywhere.

Fans had been incredibly worried that The Wendy Williams Show was getting canceled after the 55-year-old took an indefinite hiatus during the first two months of 2020 to deal with some health issues. The show has been off the air for a few months and fans were starting to wonder if the popular morning show was getting canned, but apparently, Season 12 is a go.

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'The Wendy Williams Show' is back, baby.

In March, production on The Wendy Williams Show shut down "indefinitely" due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Blast, an email was sent to staffers, which read: "The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority. Considering the current escalation of the coronavirus, production will be put on hold, indefinitely."

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Fans still maintained hope when Wendy addressed her fans on June 10 via Twitter, revealing that the studio has decided to hold off on remotely produced shows until the word is given that it is safe to return to the studio. 

“I’m waiting for the state of New York to say that we as a show can go back,” she told viewers. Adding, “I want to go back to doing our show. Nothing makes me happier than to be Wendy on The Wendy Show… what I want the most is to be with you. I miss you. I miss you a lot.”  

But everything changed when the talk show host took to Instagram on July 21 to announce the show's return for Season 12 on Sept. 12. 

"The 12th season of WENDY starts SEPTEMBER 21!!! I can't wait to get back to all of YOU and to my AMAZING staff and crew!!! I'm soooo excited to bring you silly, funny, glamour and hopefully brighten your day during these crazy times that we're all living in... even if for just an hour," Williams wrote, triumphantly confirming it would be filmed in the studio. 

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Wendy Williams had previously opened up about her 2019 hiatus.

When Wendy returned to television last March, she admitted to viewers that she was living in a sober house and receiving treatment for a decades-old cocaine addiction.   

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"This is my autobiographical story and I'm living it and I'm telling you this," she revealed on air. "After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area. And I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help. They don't know I'm Wendy. They don't care I'm Wendy…"

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In her Season 10 send-off, the mother of one explained, "This season has been, well, hell for me, in a weird way. I appreciate doing this show because it's my one hour where I get to be fun and forget about stuff… I'm not doing this show forever, but I certainly will be back for Season 11."

In September 2019, Wendy revealed to her studio audience that her hit talk show had been renewed through 2022, so prepare for several seasons to come. 

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