09/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Wendy Williams Show Goes National After Successful Test Run

Proving her brand can be as successful on TV as it is on radio, Wendy Williams' daily TV Talk program, The Wendy Williams Show is headed for broader TV distribution. Following a successful multi-week preview on Fox Television owned-and-operated stations in four markets, Fox announced plans Monday (Aug. 18) to clear the Debmar-Mercury program in mid-2009 on stations in all 18 of its markets.

The Fox-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Dallas (KDFW) and Detroit (WJBK) began airing the one-hour The Wendy Williams Show on July 14. The six-week run will conclude Aug. 22.

According to Fox, the program posted rating increases in key demos during the May sweeps in both New York and Los Angeles.

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