Oprah Winfrey's on her way out, but talk show vet Ricki Lake is making the move back to daytime.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, Lake is officially developing an hour-long talk program with Twentieth Television.
While her old show, which was distributed by Sony Entertainment and aired from 1993-2004, was aimed at younger women, Lake is now thinking more broadly. B&C reports that the 42-year-old single mom will cover topics like family, marriage, parenting, divorce, weight-loss, health and nutrition.
Twentieth Television is gearing up for a fall 2012 debut on broadcast stations, cable networks or some combination of both.
Lake said in a statement that it’s "been very fulfilling for the past seven years to focus my energy on advocacy work on behalf families and children.” Nonetheless, she’s “excited to return to my roots and work with Twentieth Television to develop a talk show that will give me an opportunity to share my experiences and reconnect with audiences.”
when i first heard it i was excited. never mind the haters Ricki was fun and the show was never boring (like some) *snorts* if i must say so myself.......glad she's coming back, can't wait. go ricki, go ricki, go ricki.
For all of you screaming "Not One More Talk Show..." If you weren't sitting around on your lazy a$$'s, you wouldn't know how many Talk Shows really exist... So there for there would be no reason for you to even make that statement. Anyways... To each his own. ... Just sayin'.
Please NOT one more Talk Show!!! I guess this proves the economy is REALLY in the toilet.! God help us.
I can't stand her, she's brutally awful!! I hope she bombs like Dresden so that she's off the air again quickly!
Boy....its some messed up ppl in this world....black and white.....time is near ppl wake yall asses up!!
"What do you mean he talks like he's gay? How does someone sound gay".....my favorite often quoted line by ricki on her old show.
everyone on here best chill until they get the salami in the rear.
Oh good. I can't wait to hear her scream into her microphone (like she did in the old days) about every topic we already hear on every morning show.
please, no more talk/help/cooking/diy/psych-pop/gossip/celebrity/diet and nutrition/weight-loss shows. please! please!
Im sooo excited to here ricki lake is coming back!! back when i was in middle and high school i would watch her show during summer breaks now im 24 yrs old!! im glad to hear ur coming back!!
SHE WUZ ON CHARM SKUOAL N SHE WUZ LIEK BEIN TELLIN ME CHARM DEM I WUZ LIEK BISHH NO
Ricki is awesome and her old show was fun! It was Ricki keeping up with buckwild New Yorkers like Wendy does now. We saw her through 2 pregnancies and good show reveals. Her audience has grown as she has, so why not come back!? Go Ricki!
I hope she brings back cool topics like "My boobs are too big"
If you are impacted by this then you really need to find a job.
one more thing.... posting multiple times in a row is annoying.
I'm glad Oprah's gone. One of the biggest time-sucks ever on TV.
@ iloveo: u luv her so much, spell her name right! or is that how it's done in Ebonics? you are the real loser! go stand in line fo yo foodstamps!
Foodstamps.........can we stay lame....please get a hobby...poor excuse of a human...congrats!!
Could it get any worse with the shows that is going off and now we have this on Tv. Get real,I won't be watching at all.
Could it get any worse with the shows that is going off and now we have this on Tv. Get real I won't be watching at all.
My TV just got fatter.
Could it get any worse with the shows that is going off and now we have this on Tv. Get real, I won't be watching at all.
What a fantastic choice of her's. A beautiful person to uplift the spirit's for many.
Good god. The end of the world really must be near.
Did she fianlly get out of jail from her drug convictions.
The blog comments become funnier each day. GO RICKI
another re-tread. Give the viewers a break.When was that pix taken-10 yrs ago or is it lift renewal???She was not tolerable before,,what's her talent now?
Please don't have this screaming mimmy back on television. Her squawking is an ear ache!
I hope her show format is different - she was so Jerry Springer on her old show, completely unlikeable; she had no real empathy for her guests, she just wanted a story. Oprah and Phil Donahue had that and that is why they are icons and lasted so long. Dr. Oz is the same way and look at how on every show the women want to hug him.
Nice to see Ricki has kept the weight off – she looks great.
We don't need another talk show.
A repeat from hell....
when it's over, it SHOULD be OVER...
Another talk show hell no its nothing she can talk about i mean its enough gossip
Please find another hobby maybe another grease movie or muppets but its enough talkshows
Now if you don't rate, just overcompensate,
At least you know you can always
GO ON RICKI LAKE.
Oh, please God, no. The 2008 "Recession" (actual "Depression"); Obama; Jersey Shore; skyrocketing gas prices . . . hasn't this country been through enough?
I just remember her show for introducing me to the phrase ' pleather is played out '
Mean people suck ricki lake is back I love ricki
quick somebody call Richard Bey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, Ricki has a bf/is engaged.. she said it on Oprah during a talk show host 'reunion' (with Geraldo, 'ontell, Sally, & Ricki)... i still say bring back Montell lol
It's the end of tv as we' know it.... wonder when 'Days of Our Lives' will finally kick the bucket? strangely enough, I kinda miss Montell Williams.. the shows with Sylvia Brown were fascinating (yeah, unemployment sucks)!
Give me a show These ppl do the same thing we do put me on tv
I love all these racist remarks! it reminds me of why i am the way i am and i welcome u all to my neighborhood :) of course, that would also mean ud have to grow a pair and actually let ppl know who u are instead of hiding behind screen names online. guess ur kind will always be a waste of my energy and tax paying $$$
When u say " ur kind" I really hope u mean a racist because if not your nothing but a HYPOCRITE
Every washed up actor or rapper has a reality show come to the projects illl show you reality
Mad much? smfh
I'm so digusted with the racial comments.We're all HUMAN! ALL talk shows are mindless,brain-numbing wastes of time....All that aside,what's with all the venomous,imbecilic hateful comments?!...I'm going to do something unheard of in today's society...read a book!Come on,try it!You might like it!
I couldn't agree more. What does ones race have to do with this?
I heard that her tv debut will be in a cage match with ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER.
Plastic surgery and we need another talk show ???
The money has run out.
Break your tv. Go outside and live
As Ted turner said. "the more you watch the less you will do."
I will be watching the
OWN channel and not this
losers show; losers watch
I hate ricki lake; hope her
show bombs like her last one
So.... Jenny Jones is probably not too far behind...
White women weren't complaining
When they were getting
Free Oprah handouts; now they
Bitting the hand that feeds them
Whites are losers
No white women will ever replace Oparah; white women need
to stop hating on black women they are
BETTER than you and ALWAYS will be; you
white people suck; ricky
lake show will fail like
her one; go Oprah
Better than maury,that guy doesnt even try anymore,and seve wilkos show is not worth the time it takes to film.and,you said dribble......hahahahahahaha!
Welcome back, Ricki!
And knowing that Ricki Lake is returning to TV to start yet another gabfest is important because...
Because it causes idiots like you to post.
OMG, another talk show host???? They are so boring. Meanwhile, ABC has cancelled AMC & OLTL only to bring back a 2 hour segment with yet another food program. There isn't anything new that a talk show host or hostess can cover....it's all been done. Perhaps it's the way they spin the story....who knows, I won't be watching it.
I don't watch talk shows , but I hate HATE Oprah. She is so condescending to everyone she talks to. ("People, please welcome....") She pats their hands while she counts in her head all the money this poor sap is making for her at the moment, she makes goo-goo eyes and wierd faces. I don't kbnow why people ever liked her and keep watching her. I can't wait for her to go AWAY!! I remember Ricky Lake being very nice (genuinely nice). At least Ricky is pretty.
You also probably won' t miss her shouting out the names of famous guests in that long, drawn out manner: Please welcome John TraVOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLTAAAAAAAAAA and D So happy when she has guests with names that only have one syllable, like Chris Rock.
She is hot in a milf kinda way but i can make her feel 21 again
Dudes, isn't RL the fat chick from "Hairspray"? We heard she was hot now, in a MILF kinda way. Bill knows all about that, right? Shutup, Ted!
"The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that no one has come here to visit."
Well, considering shows like hers, Jerry, and all those other programs have their signals beamed into space, is there any wonder?
You want to know something? I see dead people..tee hee. what ya think of that? I also have skid marks on my undies..sshh don't tell anyone. @ Lee, who Thumper? Isn't that the rabbit's name?
@Lee23. Mean people suck? What sucks even worse is whiny little pansies like you! I'm not prejudiced, I hate everyone!
This is a slow site..can't troll on anyone on here. Evel, Football Fan, Beautiful Vixien, and even the person that dribbles..can't touch them. .this is not a weak group BUT!!! I do have to say, AJ what are you smoking? Please may I have some? I'm hungry too. I better get me to white castle.
Ricki is ok. maybe she can take the time slot of Jerry Springer. I can't belive that that guy gets rich from low life white AND black trash! Only in America :( . No wonder the world hates us.
GO Jerry! GO Jerry! Go Jerry! Mah baby daddy is dookin' my mommas half-brother's white girlfreind who is on the crack pipe all day. Wassup wit dat???
Keeping it real as always..lol. Love ur shock n awe. Haven't seen u posting in a while. Nice 2 c u back.
I see the dilemma of these production/idea people. Ricki had her own show before, and it tanked. Not necessarily because Rikki was a bad host or anything (she actually seems pretty personable and caring and such), but because the production/idea people put her out there on a bad execution platform. Sorta like Ricki Lake before Steve Wilkos. Ricki actually has a good element and atmosphere to thrive in without having to worry about being the next Oprah any more than Ellen DeGeneris needs to worry about being the next Oprah. In Hollywood, you're only as good as your people.
You ppl are crazy..lol
Roflmfao!! BV..You sure do tell it like it is. That's cool. Too many women are fake. They R@-pe you for your money and everything else and leave your a-$$ after.
Good for her and welcome back to talk show tv.
Lmao!! No I DID NOT read THIS ONE POST. I just saw what Sockboy wrote. Oh me bad. I'm PMS -ing and that's the truth :). From a c -nt to a b-tch my head is up my az z and that's no lie (and yes you heard me right when I called myself the C word, because I can be). Night now :) xoxo
Wonder if ricki likes hershey in her milk
I loved her old shows episode "I don't care marijuana is illegal I still smoke in public anywhere anytime."
Do you read the articles before you submit your comments?
Yes she was married and has 2 sons from that marriage. She got divorced and went on to date her trainer. She was in the news last year when her house burnt down in Malibu. I should know because I keep up with all this :)
Bleech, I think I just puked in my mouth.
Maybe you shouldn't drink so much and things like throwing up in your mouth wouldn't happen.
Lol..At the fat comments. On another note, I think she is married or was married. I think she may also have kids. She was on the cover of Shape Magazine maybe about year or 2 ago.
Rikki is hot now. I wonder if she dates younger men
Really people? Are you all so sad you have to dis someone else? As Thumper said, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all! Mean people suck!
Ricki Lake made a living out of saying those kinds of things about other people. Her first show was very judgmental when it came to guests or anyone really whose opinion was different from hers and the people who agreed with her. When you treat people like that it comes back on you – with interest . Ricki has not only had this coming – she asked for it.
Wasn't she, like, – REALLY FAT and then she had gastric bypass?
Fat your BIG mouth.
Talk about a HAS-been! WHO would actually WATCH this dribble?
DRIBBLE??? you mean DRIVEL. Dribble is something a baby leaves on your shoulder when you're holding it...
I agree she does look real hot with her cherokee indian looking face and those eyes that say lift up my skirt. All I can say she does not return to that trash show she used to have
You and me both. She has DEFINITELY gotten hotter over the years and I can't believe she's STILL single.
Possible she is a lesbian? I am just saying..
Yeah, sure she is; that's why she only dates guys..... Duma$$, she's was married a long time, now she's not, but she does date guys. Wow, get a job and stop being so stupid!
Go Ricki, Go Ricki, Go Ricki! I loved Ricki and I missed her. She has a big heart. I would defiantly want to see her in a new show.
Does anyone know if you'll be able to watch this through the TVDevo website? I know they stream a lot of shows but not sure about this one??
She does look good since she coughed up that cow she swallowed
Guess her money has run out!
She is so hot. I would sooooo tap that.
You and me both. She has DEFINITELY gotten hotter over the years and I can't believe she's STILL single.
What makes you losers think anyone cares who you want to "tap"? What a moron!!!
Oh gosh I just can't hardly wait....I've been laying awake at night just waiting for this news....
She got kinda hot once she stopped eating so much.
Glad she is coming back to TV it's been too long. ;)
Where's the equality? A sista leaves and they give the job to a white girl? I'm calling Al Sharpton!
LOL@I'm telling Al Sharpton....get over yourself. Rciki is the BIZ :)
Always a race issue with YOU people. Get over it.
Go Rickie, Go Rickie, Go RIckie!
THIS IS THE BEST WE CAN DO,,,PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK....IF YOU WANT A REAL SHOW CONTACT ME...
Let's hope she doesn't have these shamless people on:
Please turn the Caps Lock off.
No! Say it ain't so!
Gag me. can't we find a 'real' show somewhere?
I like the way she's looking too ! Anyone know if we'll be able to watch this on the TVDevo website?
They got rid of soap operas to make her room for her?
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