‘Where Is Wendy Williams?’: How to Watch the Lifetime Documentary Without Cable

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Part two of the highly anticipated Lifetime documentary, Where Is Wendy Williams?, premieres on Sunday (Feb. 25).

According to a press release from Lifetime, the two-part documentary offers “unparalleled access” to the former talk-show maven. For nearly two years, cameras filmed Williams moving into “the next phase of her life” following the cancellation of her talk show.

“I have no money. If it happened to me, it could happen to you,” Williams says in the trailer, which shows footage of the now-59-year-old media personality inside her New York City apartment.

The Lifetime documentary was filmed in 2022 after Williams was placed under financial conservatorship.

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According to People, Williams moved out of the apartment and has been in a treatment facility since sometime last year.

“Wendy has been part of the Lifetime family for over a decade and during that time, we partnered with Wendy for her revealing biopic and doc,” Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming, A&E, Lifetime and LMN said in a press release. “But her story is not finished. There is so much more to it. Nobody truly knew the depths of Wendy’s reality so we hope that what our cameras captured can help shine a light on what she is facing now.”

In 2023, Williams was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia, according to a press announcement released Thursday. Aphasia is a brain disorder that affects the brain’s frontal lobe impacting memory, comprehension and mobility. Aphasia typically occurs after a stroke or brain injury but can also be progressive, according to the National Association of Aphasia.

The documentary is produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films for Lifetime. Williams is an executive producer on the documentary along with her son, Kevin Hunter Jr.

Additional executive producers include Williams’ manager, Will Selby, who appears in the documentary, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Pat Lambert, Brie Miranda Bryant and Erica Hanson, who also serves as showrunner.

Read on for details on how to watch the documentary from anywhere.

How to Watch Where Is Wendy Williams? for Free

The first two episodes of Lifetime’s Where Is Wendy Williams? premiered on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The documentary series comes to a close with two, back-to-back episodes premiering on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

If you have access to Lifetime through cable or satellite, be sure to check your local listings for channel information. You can also stream the documentary on mylifetime.com, a day after it airs, but you’ll likely need a provider log-in to it watch live.

To watch Lifetime without cable, subscribe to a steamer such as DirecTV, Philo, Fubo, or Hulu + Live TV. Most streaming platforms offer a free trial to new subscribers.

Lifetime is one of more than 70 channels available on Philo for just $25/month (after a free trial for a week). The streaming plan gives you access to Lifetime, LMN, Logo, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., OWN, CMT, Paramount Network, Pop TV, and other channels.

Philo also allows subscribers to add Starz and MGM+ for an additional monthly fee.

Subscribe to DirecTV and watch Lifetime and other channels for free for the first five days. The streaming platform offers 75+ channels, including Bravo, TLC, A&E, HGTV, ESPN, FS1, CNN, AMC, BET, VH1, Cartoon Network, ID Network, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and more.

Fubo is another affordable streamer, that offers a free trial when you join. You can stream over 100 channels with Fubo Pro ($79.99/month), plus a free trial for the first week.

Unfortunately, Hulu + Live TV doesn’t offer a free trial, but you’ll get access to over 90 channels (Lifetime included) along with Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+.

Where Is Wendy Williams? is also available to purchase on Prime Video and Apple TV for $1.99 per episode, or $2.99 to stream the episode in HD.

And if you want to watch the documentary internationally, ExpressVPN and NordVPN unlocks access to multiple streaming platforms.

Following announcement of her diagnosis, Williams thanked fans for “the love and kinds words” in a statement released to People on Friday. “I want to say I have immense gratitude for the love and kind words I have received after sharing my diagnosis of Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD),” the statement reads. “Let me say, wow! Your response has been overwhelming. The messages shared with me have touched me, reminding me of the power of unity and the need for compassion.”

The statement continues, “I hope that others with FTD may benefit from my story. I want to also thank the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration for their kind words of support and their extraordinary efforts to raise awareness of FTD. I continue to need personal space and peace to thrive. Please just know that your positivity and encouragement are deeply appreciated.”

To start the weekend, Lifetime aired the 2021 biopic Wendy Williams: The Movie and the documentary Wendy Williams: What a Mess on Friday. Lifetime also rebroadcast the first two episodes of Where Is Wendy Williams? on Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, Williams’ court-appointed guardian filed a lawsuit against A&E Television Networks, Lifetime’s parent company, in an attempt to stop the documentary from airing. The judge sided with the cable network, Lifetime confirmed in a statement released to CNN on Friday. “Lifetime appeared in court today, and the documentary Where Is Wendy Williams? will air this weekend, as planned.”

Watch the trailer for Where Is Wendy Williams?  below.


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