Talk show host Wendy Williams is back in bed with the Investigation Discovery network.
Williams has landed a new deal with the ID Channel to host and executive producer a new series called “Death by Gossip With Wendy Williams.”
Premiering this fall, the show investigates how “idle chitchat turns dark and dangerous as ID uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to the ultimate betrayal … murder,” according to a statement.
The 50-year-old former radio jock has talked regularly on her hit talk show about being a fan of the ID Channel. In 2014, she hosted a one-hour special called “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” on Valentine’s Day.
“There’s nobody better than the daring doyenne of daytime, Wendy Williams, to offer this cautionary tale to those who indulge in chatter and innuendo,” said Discovery Networks’ Group president, Henry Schleiff. “‘Death by Gossip’ proves that sticks and stones may break your bones … but words can really kill you.”
The rumor mills spread from offices, gyms and playgrounds to nosey neighborhoods and often end up six feet under, as a respected English teacher’s Shakespearean tragedy is entangled by sex, greed and betrayal, and a college kid is wrapped up in a twisted love triangle.