The Queen Latifah Show
|The Queen Latifah Show|
|Created by||Queen Latifah|
|Presented by||Queen Latifah|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||175|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||1080i (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||September 16, 2013– March 6, 2015|
The Queen Latifah Show is the title of two American television talk show programs hosted by the actress, singer and entertainer Queen Latifah. The original The Queen Latifah Show ran from September 13, 1999 to August 31, 2001. The revamped The Queen Latifah Show debuted September 16, 2013, and was renewed for a second season in January 2014. On November 21, 2014, Sony Pictures Television cancelled The Queen Latifah Show after two seasons due to low ratings. Production ceased on December 18, 2014 and the final episode aired on March 6, 2015, with reruns to continue airing until the end of the television season.
The Queen Latifah Show (1999–2001)
This syndicated series aired from September 13, 1999, until August 31, 2001. It was described as the "Dear Abby for the Hip-Hop Generation", with the series covering various topics and including interviews with celebrities and non-celebrities alike.
The Queen Latifah Show (2013–2015)
The Queen Latifah Show features celebrity interviews, human interest stories, musical performances, and Queen Latifah's take on pop culture news. Latifah also ventures into communities across the country to share compelling stories, celebrates individuals who give back to their communities, and delivers life-changing surprises.
The Queen Latifah Show is taped in front of a live studio audience at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, and airs in broadcast syndication on CBS Television Stations. The series is produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Television. The set for the series was designed by Lenny Kravitz's design firm, Kravitz Design.
This incarnation debuted with the second-best daytime talk launch since The Dr. Oz Show in 2009, premiering with a 1.7 rating/5 share primary-run household average in the weighted metered markets. Latifah's premiere was also up 31% from its year-ago time periods and up 21% from its average lead-in. In daytime's key demographic of women 25–54, the series surged 80% from last year and 29% from its lead-ins to a 0.9/5.
On January 6, 2014, The Queen Latifah Show was renewed for a second season. However, on November 21, 2014, Sony Pictures Television canceled Queen Latifah's show due to declining ratings. Production of the series closed down, taking effect on December 18, 2014, leaving new episodes that were broadcast until March 6, 2015.
Awards and nominations
|2014||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series||The Queen Latifah Show||Nominated|
|2015||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series||Nominated|
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