Wendy Williams will host a new series, “Love Triangle,” a game show-talk show crossover that will put participants to the test with a lie detector.
In the series debuting April 18 on the Game Show Network, Williams will act as adviser to a person trying to choose one relationship over another.
Williams, host of a daily syndicated TV talk show, said she won’t change her style for the GSN series but will rely on humor as she tries to help people untangle romantic quandaries.
“I never consider a relationship a game, but certainly there will be some fun injected into the show as people try to help themselves and I guide them in making the best choice in their relationship,” Williams said Thursday.
She’s eager to get help from the lie detector device, dubbed the “Truthbuster,” that will be used as people answer such questions as, “Do you want marriage and children?”
“I would give everybody a lie detector test,” from her 9-year-old son to TV’s “The Bachelor,” if she had her way, Williams said.
GSN programming executive Kelly Goode said “Love Triangle” fits in with the channel’s other dating and relationship shows, “Baggage” and “The Newlywed Game.”
Williams is having a big year, and it’s only January. It was announced last week that “The Wendy Williams Show” was renewed for a third season.
Also last week, Aretha Franklin called in to talk with Williams on her TV show, one of the first times the Queen of Soul was heard since undergoing surgery Dec. 2 for an undisclosed condition. In a strong voice, Franklin said she was feeling “superb.”
Williams didn’t press her, she said Thursday, because, “I respect the legend that she is.”
GSN has ordered 32 half-hour episodes of “Love Triangle,” with Williams set to fly from New York to Los Angeles to begin taping this weekend. She and her husband, Kevin Hunter, are among the executive producers on the series from 3 Ball Productions-Eyeworks USA, whose other series include NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”