Twentieth Developing Talker For Ricki Lake

The syndicator is targeting a fall 2012 launch for the new talkshow.

Riki Lake, whose eponymous talk show ended in May 2004 after a successful 11-year run, may be back in the fall of 2012 for a second go-round in broadcast syndication

Twentieth Television today confirmed that it has a development deal for a new hour-long program with the 42-year-old actress and TV personality.

The program will be based in Los Angeles and will present topical conversation reflecting Ricki’s own personal journey and recent life experiences, Twentieth said.

“Ricki is a pop culture icon who has built a career on her candid, straight talk sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature,” said Stephen Brown, SVP of programming & development, Twentieth, in a statement.

“With an enormous fan base, that represents all ages and ethnicities, we are thrilled to develop a daytime talk show emphasizing Ricki’s fresh and enhanced perspective.”

Lake added: “It has been very fulfilling for the past seven years to focus my energy on advocacy work on behalf families and children. Now, I am 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.”

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Kathryn Miller says:

April 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

So, they’re developing two talkers for her? Or, is this the second announcement of the same talker? Is this 1990?

michelle maranges says:

April 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I am sorry but Ricki Lake is not a “pop cultural icon.” I suspect people are more familiar with the cashier at their local convenience store that Rikki Lake.


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