“The Queen Latifah Show,” currently in its second season, will shut down production at the end of the year. Original episodes of the syndicated daytime talk show will air through March.
“Queen Latifah” was not expected to make it to a third season, given the show’s uphill battle in the ratings. Making the decision now gives station affiliates more time to line up new shows for next fall. The news comes as top syndie disturbs are firming up fall 2015 launch plans in preparation for January’s NATPE confab in Miami.
“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,” producers at Sony Pictures Television said in a statement, referring to Latifah’s given name of Dana Owens. “Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”
Latifah also announced the news on her Facebook page, thanking the show’s staff and crew for their work:
Just a little note to say Thank You…
Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.
Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!
Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.
You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.
We truly changed people’s lives for the better.
So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!
P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.