*”The Wendy Williams Show,” on fire since its national syndication launch in July 2009, will return for a second season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Debmar-Mercury talk show on Fox O&O (owned and operated stations) has been renewed in 80% of U.S., including 18 of the top 20 markets.

The new additions include stations owned by Lin, Tribune, Local TV, Sinclair, Raycom and Granite. They are joining the Fox Television Stations, which last fall renewed the talk show in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other top markets through 2012.

“Wendy” national launch followed a six-week, four-market preview on Fox stations in summer 2008. It is sold on a cash-plus-barter basis, with 10 minutes local and four minutes national advertising time available.