What’s Hot And What’s Not In Syndication

New talk show The Real is doing well with younger women but Meredith Vieira is struggling, as did prior shows starring former Today co-hosts.

CBS Sees ‘Hot Bench’ As ‘Latifah’ Successor

The freshman three-judge panel show looks to move from the CBS duopoly stations to CBS-network stations in fall 2015 in timeslots now occupied by the departing Queen Latifah talk show.

End Of The Run For ‘Queen Latifah’

Sony Pictures Television is canceling the syndicated talker after two seasons, opting not to renew it for next year. It will remain in production through March and will air original episodes through the end of season next May.

Cosby ‘Latifah’ Chat Canceled After Rape Allegation

Sony Denies That ‘Latifah’ Could Be Bumped

However, if the syndicated talk show falters this fall, CBS is developing a potential replacement with Jerry O’Connell.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH TODD YASUI

New Showrunner Has Big Plans For ‘Latifah’

Going into its second season, the Sony Pictures Television daytime talker has brought in latenight TV veteran Todd Yasui to help grow the ratings. He plans on loosening things up with more spontaneous, less produced segments while adding scripted comedy skits and more music performances, among other elements.

‘Queen Latifah’ Getting New Showrunner

Todd Yasui is promoted on the Sony Pictures Television talk show. Other staff promotions include new co-executive producers Jack Mori and Ianthe Jones.

Latifah ‘Burnett Show’ Reunion Draws Viewers

Queen Latifah’s The Carol Burnett Show reunion with Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and designer Bob Mackie on Tuesday, May 20, was a big draw among viewers. Overnight households ratings for Tuesday’s Latifah rose 27% from the week before to a 1.4 rating/4 share average in its 56 metered markets, according to […]

‘Queen Latifah’ Renewed For Season 2

With the CBS O&Os on board for more of the freshman talker, the  Sony Pictures Television show is cleared in 97% of the United States through 2015.

‘Queen Latifah’ Has Big Plans For November

Among the stars set to visit in November are Lenny Kravitz, Johnny Knoxville, Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, LL Cool J, Ray Romano and Carol Burnett.

Good Kickoffs For ‘Queen’ And ‘Steve’

Queen Latifah syndication debut generated a 1.7 household rating and 5 share, up 31% from its year-ago time slots average and up 21% from its lead-in average. And the season two return of Steve Harvey got the same 1.7/5, up 13% from its year-ago time slots average and up 13% from its lead-in.

‘Queen Latifah’ Lines Up All-Star Guest List

John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Sharon Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal and Will Smith, who is an executive producer on the show, will appear during the first week.

‘Queen Latifah Show’ Sets Producing Team

Sony Pictures Television/Overbrook’s new daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show has assembled its senior producing team under executive producer/showrunner Corin Nelson. Todd Yasui will serve as co-executive producer, while Jack Mori, Catherine McKenzie, David Harte and Sierra Lindsey will be supervising producers.

CBS Stations Land ‘Queen Latifah’ For Fall

Sony Pictures Television confirmed that The Queen Latifah Show is now a go for a fall 2013 launch, following the strip’s pickup by the CBS stations. CBS declined to discuss what would be jettisoned from its stations to make room for the new talk show, said to be a cross between Ellen and Oprah.