Following a 12 months of well being considerations and monetary points for the namesake host and short-term visitors filling within the interim, the choice was made to finally cancel The Wendy Williams Present after Season 13. There was some discuss that Williams herself would possibly return one final time on the present for the finale, however that was to not be. The ultimate episode was as an alternative dealt with with solely a montage tribute video to the 57-year-old. And her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, shared some brutally trustworthy ideas on her absence.The syndicated discuss present has lengthy been produced and distributed by the corporate of Debmar-Mercury, which presumably opted to not have Wendy Williams return for a final bow. Or so Kevin Hunter claimed in a latest interview with Leisure Tonight. Hunter was a co-creator and former govt producer on the collection till his ouster by the corporate in 2019 after the couple’s divorce. As he tells it, his ex-wife would possibly’ve needed to be a part of the finale, saying:I really feel like it’s a travesty on the a part of Debmar-Mercury to have such an unceremonious departure with out Wendy being concerned. It’s the first time within the historical past of discuss reveals for this to be executed, particularly for a present that has been on for greater than 10 years. There’s completely no motive why a much bigger celebration that concerned Wendy could not occur.He claimed that the manufacturing firm had proven a “lack of professionalism” behind the scenes towards his former partner and to the method of phasing her out from her present. The ex continued that the higher-ups didn’t assist her “health-wise” throughout this time. (The host has reportedly been struggling along with her flare ups associated to Graves’ illness and hyperthyroidism of late.) Moreover, in his view, they didn’t respect that their “private relationship” had suffered for the sake of The Wendy Williams Present. He stated:I do know the blood, sweat and tears that went into making the present so successful, [and] I’m not pleased with the best way the present goes out on a private degree and I’m really sorry that the present’s followers must see it go down the best way that it’s.Wendy Williams’ ex-husband filed a lawsuit towards Debmar-Mercury this 12 months for wrongful termination. He alleged within the court docket paperwork that his firing was unlawful within the state of New York because it was based mostly on marital standing. And he stipulated that he needed at the very least $7 million within the go well with, together with “punitive damages, misplaced wages, commissions,” in addition to compensation for his authorized charges.It isn’t clear if the lawsuit has been settled in court docket but. Nevertheless, Kevin Hunter maintained his facet of issues to the outlet, saying his firing was as a result of divorce, not his “job efficiency.” He additionally acknowledged that the corporate tried to “divide and conquer” of their relationship so they might have complete “entry” to the fan-favorite host. As well as, he accuses them of “deplorable” practices through the years and alleged that the actual motive for the present’s cancellation would “come out very quickly.”Regardless of the case might actually be, the June 17 episode did have a good time the TV persona, simply not along with her current. Per Deadline, together with the tribute video, The Wendy Williams Present introduced again the first-ever visitor on the present, Vanessa Williams, for the ultimate lap. Williams counseled how “actual” the previous host was through the years, including that she would “miss her presence.”Wendy Williams’ alternative in her time slot, Sherri Shepherd, echoed those self same sentiments. She referred to as her the “Queen of all Media” and proposed that Williams modified the face of daytime discuss reveals perpetually along with her “distinctive” strategy. Shepherd has acknowledged in latest months that she isn’t truly pals with Williams however, within the finale, she gave her props once more for being an “icon” and continued that she was nonetheless “liked by so many.” The present ended with the crew delivering Williams’ infamous “The way you doin’?” line all collectively.The brand new collection, Sherri, is predicted to take over someday within the fall. Be on the look out for the official premiere date and every part else that is slated for launch on the 2022 TV schedule.