The season 13 premiere of The Wendy Williams Show has been delayed several times due to the talk show host struggling with her health. However, there might be a backup plan if Williams cannot return anytime soon. According to Page Six, Nick Cannon could be a temporary replacement.
A source told the outlet, “The executives have been talking. They are keeping a close eye on [Williams’] recovery and hoping for the best. But they have pushed back [her] show premiere several times so they are already thinking of a backup plan.” The source continued, “It would not be a far stretch for Nick to take her time slot… Debmar-Mercury [which produces both Williams’s show and Cannon’s talk show] is really pushing to make Nick Cannon’s show a huge success.
The Wendy Williams Show was originally set to return Sept. 20 but was pushed back to October 4. The new date is now Oct. 18.