Wendy Williams' departure from her eponymous talk show will continue.
On Jan. 27, producers of "The Wendy Williams Show" announced that Wendy will maintain her absence through at least early March. As has been the case all season, rotating guests hosts — including Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Michael Rapaport, Bevy Smith, Terrence J and Sherri Shepherd — will fill in for her.
Despite Wendy's MIA status, producers are not willing to put her on ice for the entirety of the season. "Don't overreach," a rep for the show told Page Six when asked if Wendy would sit out the remainder of the season.
Wendy hasn't been on the air in months. According to reports, she was voluntarily admitted to a New York City hospital in September 2021 for a psychiatric evaluation. Around the same time, her team announced that the premiere date for her 13th season would be pushed back two weeks. Since then, a platoon of guest hosts has helmed the show. Wendy has yet to return for her 13th season.
In December, she was seen leaving a wellness center in Miami wearing a red Versace robe and walking barefoot. When a photographer asked how she was doing, the daytime host replied in third person.
"Wendy is doing fabulous," she said before promising "lots more Wendy stuff."
There is growing chatter that "The Wendy Williams Show" could be on the chopping block as its namesake host continues to stay away.