Sherri Shepherd’s daytime TV show, “Sherri” is the successor of “The Wendy Williams Show,” filmed live at Chelsea Studios in New York, in the same time slot as the predecessor, and much of the production team and producers for Wendy thus carried over to Shepherd’s show, along with its existing studio re-configured with a new set design.
As it was reported on May 4, season 2 of her eponymous daytime talk show is getting rid of two Wendy execs, The New York Post reported.
In January 2023, the series, produced by Debmar-Mercury, just like “The Wendy Williams Show,” was renewed for its second and third seasons through 2025. Executive producer, Jawn Murray is featured on air as a commentator.
However, longtime executive producers David Perler and Suzanne Bass, who appeared on William’s show, will not be coming back.
“We will announce a new executive producer for the second season to serve alongside [Murray],” Debmar-Mercury spokesperson told The Post.
Perler was anticipating his departure, according to close sources, only included on the “Sherri” production “to help get through the hump of launching a new show.”
Bass, on the other hand, is phased out in favor of Murray, who in addition to being an executive producer duals as Shepherd’s sidekick.
“[Perler and Bass] have been integral to Debmar-Mercury’s success in daytime syndication for many years and have helped launch ‘Sherri’… Debmar Mercury wishes them all the best on future endeavors and hopes to work with them in the future,” a statement from the production company reads.
“Sherri” has been praised by critics for its positive tone and Shepherd’s relatable personality. The show has also been a ratings success, averaging over 2 million viewers per episode.
Like Wendy’s show, Sherri is a mix of celebrity interviews, topical discussions, and comedy segments, which keeps the show fresh and interesting, and it appeals to a wide range of viewers. The big difference is that the show has a positive tone, focusing on uplifting stories and inspiring moments, a refreshing change from the negativity and gossip-filled morning and daytime shows that are often seen in the media.