Daytime program 'The Queen Latifah Show' renewed for second season

By Kyle Johnson,

After strong ratings for The Queen Latifah Show in its first year, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Stations announced that the daytime talk show was renewed for a second season.

According to Deadline, the news isn't exactly surprising as the show already had a two-year deal in place, still a poor first year could have damaged chances of a return. The show thankfully is aired partially through CBS stations, giving Queen Latifah a 97 percent broadcast clearance.

Sony Pictures Television President of U.S. Distribution John Weiser said of the renewal, "We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build The Queen Latifah Show into a franchise brand."

Weiser added, "We look forward to building on the success of this year’s #1 new talk show by delivering the highest quality program to our stations, advertisers and viewers."

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Latifah's new show was managing strong ratings against other new talk shows, including Bethenny Frankel's new show that was the main competition.

With Katie Couric's Katie not returning, The Queen Latifah Show will have some new competition from Today's Meredith Vieira, who will be debuting her own daytime show in the fall.

image: CBS

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