"The Wendy Williams Show" has been a revolving door this season as the host struggles with various ailments, and now TMZ has learned a "'permanent guest host" is about to be named.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Sherri Shepherd will take the reigns of the show beginning in September. Our sources say the deal is almost locked, and everyone involved expects it will be inked in the very near future.
Now, here's the way it will work. The folks who produce the show will be monitoring Wendy's progress between now and September. If Wendy gets better, there's an open door for her to return. If, however, it appears she is unable to return, then they would change the name of the show as early as September ... which will mark the 15th season of the show.