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Queen Latifah's new talk show had a successful debut, scoring decent ratings.
The Queen Latifah Show, created by singer, rapper, and actress Queen Latifah, premiered with double the ratings of the premiere episode of Bethenny Frankel's new daytime talk show, Bethenny, reported Deadline. The show drew a 0.9 rating among women 25-54.
Latifah's Monday premiere featured guest John Travolta, as well as a performance by Willow Smith, whose parents Will and Jada Smith are producers of the show.
"I'm naturally a bit edgier than typical daytime, but I kind of want to push things a little bit further, as far as I can respectively, within the daytime space," Latifah told the Associated Press. "I want more out of daytime TV. I want more choices, I want more heart, more humor."
Upcoming guests on the show include Jake Gyllenhaal, Sharon Stone, and Jamie Foxx.
Latifah had a talk show which had a brief rum from 1999 to 2001. It focused more on the music world, notes the LA Times. Her new show discusses a wide range of topics, making it more appealing to different audiences.
Unlike other talk show hosts, Latifah doesn't want to put her personal life out there for the world to see.
"I'm not trying to throw myself out there to get ratings," Latifah said. "I'm really more interested in building something that's entertaining to people."
The Queen Latifah Show airs on CBS owned-and-operated networks.