Television March 12, 2020
‘Wendy Williams Show’ Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus
The “Wendy Williams Show,” which airs on FOX, has shut down production indefinitely due to the coronavirus.
In an email obtained by “Extra,” the show producers told staff, “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. However, the office will remain open for you to pick up any materials or personal items.”
The message continued, “In place of live shows we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again. Thank you for everything you do and please stay safe!”
Other shows, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” are also putting production on hold. They originally announced they would film without a live studio audience, but the plan has changed. Starting tomorrow, they will now pause production through their originally planned hiatus the week of March 23.
NBC told Deadline in a statement, “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows as we get closer to the start of production.”