If there is a business in TV that is more cutthroat than any other right now, we’d have to say, almost without argument, that it is that of the daytime talk show. Almost every single show we hear about these days seems to fall apart within the span of a year or two.
In the past few years, we’ve seen Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, and many more attempt to launch a talk show, only for it to go south. The latest victim of this is Queen Latifah, who is going to have to wave farewell in the near future to her daytime talk show after a period of a few months on the air. The actress / rapper, whose real name is Dana Owens, is going to see her show end at the end of the season. In a statement, here is what the production company had to say on the subject:
“We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of. Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”
We feel like there needs to be a revolution in daytime towards something that is different than the usual talk show, and actually implements the medium of television better. Now, there are so many other options, and we find podcasts to be far more interesting if you want to get long conversations with people.
Latifah herself should be just fine. She’s a great host still, and will likely land other gigs soon.
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