The first promo for Ricki Lake's new talk show has been released. In it, the daytime talk returnee teases the topics viewers can expect to see explored and shares her desire to reconnect with her audience.
Maybe I’m just missing The Oprah Winfrey Show, but there is something exciting and comforting about Lake returning to daytime. I can’t wait to see her new show and I hope it doesn’t disappoint. Watch The Ricki Lake Show’s promo after the jump!
The producers behind Ricki Lake's upcoming return to syndicated daytime talk aren't relying simply on traditional forms of social media to get the word out. According to a new article in Broadcasting & Cable, Twentieth Television, producer and syndicator of The Ricki Lake Show, are working to create an online "groundswell" by engaging and cultivating "friends of Ricki". One way they're trying to accomplish this is by broadcasting live production meetings for the talker once a month via Facebook and UStream.
“People always want to see behind the scenes,” says Lisa Kridos, The Ricki Lake Show’s executive producer. “This is not like airing the show and then asking people afterwards what they thought. Every show says they use social media, but we not only say it, we actually do it and are listening to what people have to say.” READ MORE
Is Rachael Ray worried about competition from Katie Couric and Ricki Lake’s new talk shows next fall or ABC’s The Chew this season? When asked about the topics by Zap2it, Ray responded:
"I'm a huge Katie fan, and I think she's going to kill it. And I love Ricki. There's going to be a lot of great television to watch. I think those are probably both afternoon-type shows, and the afternoon hasn't settled in yet. There isn't another 'Oprah,' and there never will be, but there isn't a lot of smart talk going on in the afternoon."
Find out what Ray had to say about The Chew after the jump.
It looks like former talk show host Ricki Lake is working on making a daytime comeback. According to USA Today, Lake has landed a development deal with Twentieth Television for a syndicated talk show that would premiere in the fall of 2012.
The program will be based in Los Angeles, and will "present topical conversation reflecting Ricki's own personal journey and recent life experiences, including family, marriage, parenting, divorce, weight loss and overall well-being."