In a new agreement with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, African-American TV network Bounce has acquired the day and date repurpose rights to “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Bounce said the deal represents the first-ever repurposed programming arrangement done by a new-generation broadcast network, also known as a multicast network.
“The opinionated voice of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ has come to symbolize pop culture,” said Jonathan Katz, Katz Networks president/CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome Wendy and her loyal fanbase to the Bounce family.”
Starting Monday, March 5, Bounce will air “The Wendy Williams Show” weeknights at 11 p.m. EST and at 8 p.m. PST.
“Bounce offers a great home for African-American programming and Wendy,” said Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury. “We are a company all about firsts and are very pleased to make this historic multicast network repurposing deal with our friends at Scripps’ Katz Networks [which operates Bounce].”
“The Wendy Williams Show,” produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, is a daily one-hour entertainment talk show featuring a mix of celebrity guests and popular segments such as “Ask Wendy,” in which Williams offers advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems, and “Hot Topics,” the host’s take on headlines of the day.
Prior to hosting the show, Williams enjoyed a 23-year career as one of radio’s most popular personalities.