Ricki gets a new executive producer after less than three weeks of so-so ratings. Gail Steinberg is in and Lisa Kridos has been given a new job.
Just three weeks after launch, The Ricki Lake Show is getting a new captain at the helm. Gail Steinberg, who has consulted since early 2011 on new talker from 20th Television – and co-produced the pilot – has been promoted to executive producer. Her work is cut out for her, since the show has underperformed expectations.
Lisa Kridos will transition from executive producer of The Ricki Lake Show to programming & development producer at 20th Television.
Steinberg was the co-creator and EP of Ricki Lake, which ran from 1993-2004. She currently serves as the EP of television’s longest running court show, Divorce Court.
Based on the most recent metered market ratings (for Thursday, even with the ongoing Tribune-Cablevision dispute affecting 40% of households in New York since its debut, Ricki has grown 25% to a .5 in the key W25-54 demo.