BET has picked up cable rights to “The Wendy Williams Show,” a forthcoming daily talk program featuring the New York-based disc jockey hosting celebrities, spreading gossip and discussing topical issues, reports Variety.
The cable channel has yet to announce a time slot for the show, which will run day and date with the syndication telecasts set to air in the daytime and early afternoon beginning July 13.
Following a successful four-market, six-week preview last summer on the Fox Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit, the one-hour entertainment talk show – distributed by Debmar-Mercury – will premiere simultaneously on TV stations covering more than 95 percent of the United States and BET.
“After two solid quarters of growth at BET, we’re thrilled that ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ will be joining our line-up in July to strengthen the network’s momentum,” said Barbara Zaneri, Executive Vice President Programming Strategy, Scheduling and Acquisitions, who negotiated the deal for BET Networks.
I didn’t even know that crap was still on! Bring back “Girlfriends and The Game BET!” How u doin’?