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Wendy Williams inks deal for new show with Investigation Discovery network


Fans who can’t get enough of media maven Wendy Williams will soon have another channel on which to catch the “Diva of Dish.”

Williams just signed on to host and executive produce a new series on the Investigation Discovery network called “Death By Gossip.” The series will investigate crimes motivated by “rumors and sordid half-truths” that ultimately lead to murder.

Williams, who is a professed fan of the network, says she’s excited to bring her voice to the network.

“It’s no rumor … I’m obsessed with ID to the point that it keeps me up at night,” Williams said. “I couldn’t be happier to host and executive produce my own project on one of my favorite networks and showcase my brand of talk, which won’t get you killed, but it will kill in the ratings!”

Williams and husband-business partner Kevin Hunter will serve as show runners for Wendy Williams Productions in conjunction with m2 Pictures and Investigation Discovery.

The brass at ID say Williams is the perfect host to take on such a project.

“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 exec Henry Schleiff. “ ‘Death By Gossip’ proves that sticks and stones may break your bones … but words can really kill you.”

“Death By Gossip” is scheduled to premiere for the fall 2015 season.

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