03/19/2013 01:01 pm ET Updated Mar 22, 2013

'The Wendy Williams Show' Extends Production Into Summer

Move over Oprah! As this year marks Wendy Williams’ 4th year as a nationally syndicated talk show host, the self-proclaimed Queen of All-Media is set to add extra episodes to the show’s ongoing season.

This week, Debmar-Mercury announced that “The Wendy Williams Show” will continue to tape new episodes during the months of June and July, as the show outpaced its competitors by recording a 47 percent increase in its ratings during the month of February.

“I have the greatest fans in daytime TV, and I’m so excited to be giving fans more fun throughout the summer,” the brash and brazen Jersey Shore native said in a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter. “If it were up to me, we’d have a show every day, all year long!”

“Wendy is absolutely thriving," added Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus. "Expanding the number of original episodes will allow us to continue the program’s incredible momentum well into the summer."

In addition to helming her daytime hosting duties, Williams’ production company, Wendy Williams Productions, also recently inked a deal first-look development deal with Oxygen Media.



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