90's talk show maven, Ricki Lake, caused quite the upset when she carted home the Oustanding Talk Show Host golden lady at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Lake, returned to the syndicated television talk show arena earlier this year, after ending her original series in 2004, but her show was given the axe after only one season on air.
Say goodbye to The Ricki Lake Show — again. Twentieth Television announced the talk show will not receive a second season pick up for 2013-2014. Stephen Brown, executive vice-president of programming, said in a released statement:
We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season. While we are proud of the topics the program tackled including childhood obesity, life-after the military, divorce, and addiction we were simply not able to breakthrough the crowded talk show marketplace. READ MORE
Forget all the buzz about new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey. Veteran trash TV talker Maury Povich is proving he’s still got game!
According to TV Week, Maury led all talk shows the week of September 17, among women 25-54, with a 1.7 rating in the demo, up from 1.4 last season. Among households, Dr. Phil leads the pack with a 3.1 average this season, followed by Live with Kelly and Michael at 2.6.
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The Ricki Lake Show may still be brand new, but drastic changes are already being made behind the scenes. According to Deadline, executive producer Lisa Kridos is leaving the program. Kridos will reportedly go to work at distributor Twentieth Television as a programming and development producer. Gail Steinberg—showrunner for the original Ricki Lake— has taken over.
“Gail will usher in a fresh perspective bringing in an added relevancy, fun and energy to each episode, while showcasing compelling viewpoints to the female focused topics that remain at the core of the new Ricki Lake Show,” Twentieth EVP Programming and Development Stephen Brown said.
Ricki Lake returns to daytime today with the premiere of her new talk show, The Ricki Lake Show. Daytime Confidential wants to know your First Impressions. In the premiere, Lake dives into America’s battle with weight, and shares how it has impacted her life.
Check your local listings to find out when to watch. Visit TheRickiLakeShow.com for more on upcoming episodes. Watch a clip from the premiere below, then weigh in—no pun intended—on The Ricki Lake Show premiere in the comments! READ MORE
The family that does syndicated daytime television together, stays together! Ricki Lake enlisted the help of two very special composers in coming up with the theme song for her new daytime talk show The Ricki Lake Show, premiering Sept. 10. Watch the clip below of Lake's sons Milo and Owen assisting composer Lance Horne in creating her talker's theme. READ MORE