Big upgrades are in store for “The Wendy Williams Show’s” fourth season.
The show will air in high definition when it returns Sept. 10. It will also feature a new studio, enhanced set and its “Hot Topics” segment will be extended, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The show’s set designer Mark Sloan oversaw the new set design, which will reportedly incorporate the host’s signature pink and purple colors.
The show has also hired two talent producers. Stephanie Sacco will head up the department and oversee all celebrity bookings with a focus on film and TV guests. Anthony Lopez will handle music, celebrity author, comedy and Broadway bookings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lopez spent nine years as SiriusXM’s director of talent and industry relations, and Sacco has freelanced at Fox’s “American Idol.”
Both will report to David Perler, the executive producer of the program.
Williams will appear on TBS’ “Conan” and HLN’s “Dr. Drew” Aug. 27 to promote the show; will co-host E! Entertainment’s “Fashion Police” Aug. 31, and the “E! News” program Sept. 14.
Williams also received market upgrades in San Francisco, Miami, Denver, Kansas City, Fresno and the Greenville, South Carolina/ Asheville, North Carolina market, according to Broadcast Newsroom.