Could the second time be the charm? "The Queen Latifah Show," the freshman syndicated talker from
At a time when just about everyone is entering the daytime talk show arena, the offering featuring the singer-actress has managed to hold its own amid the competitive clutter. It debuted last September to a strong 1.7 rating -- putting it just behind
"We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build the Queen Latifah show into a franchise brand," John Weiser, president of U.S. distribution for Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement. "We look forward to building on the success of this year's No. 1 new talk show by delivering the highest quality program to our stations, advertisers and viewers."
This marks Queen Latifah's second attempt as a talk-show host. Her last outing, which was distributed by
"Unlike before, now it's a set intention of what I really want to do," Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, told The Times of her current venture. "I'm in a different place in my life. I had a lot more zipping around the globe to do back then. I'm a bit more settled now, and I've learned a lot in life that has brought me to a place where I feel more comfortable in my skin."