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35 November 21st, 2014 The Queen Latifah Show Is Canceled! Another Daytime Talker Bites The Dust!

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Queen Latifah is the next name to join the ranks of having a canceled daytime talk show! The syndicated show from Sony Pictures Television will shut down production at year’s end. Originals though will continue to air on CBS stations through March, but not continue after that

“We want to thank Dana (Queen Latifah’s real name), the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of.  Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show,” said Sony Pictures Television in a statement,

Queen Latifah then took to her facebook page to share this message for herself ,and the cast and crew of her show.

Dear Dana,

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! Lovingly, You!

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.

Now with the cancellation notice today, it looks like the previously announced Men of Y&R episode slated to run next week on November 26th, has been put on hold and will air at a later date, On-Air On-Soaps will keep you updated as to when it will run.

What do you think of the cancellation of The Queen Latifah Show?  Did you watch it?  Do you think it deserved to go? What can you say about how Katie Couric, and other well-known celebrity figures aren’t getting the audience numbers they need to survive?  Can the networks finally see that the daytime space  is way to crowded with so many talkers? Comment below!

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  1. Lew S. says:

    I am sorry to hear this.I will miss her show.


  2. su0000 says:

    I am not shocked..
    Talk show have become very lackluster..
    They struggle to entertain..
    I wouldn’t waste an hour of my time with people talking loudly about nothing important..
    Most talk shows are junk TV …


    Johnny replied

    But you gladly waste an hour of your time watching and singing the praises of misogynistic and disgusring rapists, murderers and criminals on the show formerly known as General Hospital. LOL. You crack me up Su.


    Brett Bradley-Howarth replied

    Yes, it’s entertaining which is what TV is for.

    Nicole replied

    You do realize the irony of that statement being made on a soap board

    American soaps are the epitome of junk food tv. You learn nothing feel nothing and half an hour later you forgot you even watched a soap in the first place. :)


    Mary SF replied

    Well I humbly disagree with both you and Suooo, because both of you are painting too broad of brush, painting all soaps and talk shows as being the same. Yes, Suoo some talk shows were dull, but over the years I learned, felt many emotions, and was entertained by a number of talk shows.

    Likewise the soaps Nicole, some stories are like junk food easily forgotten, but over the years I watched stories that moved me greatly. I can remember some stories from twenty years ago just like one remembers a great book of literature, so to say one can never learn or feel something from a soap is just not true. Soaps and talk shows are both a reflection of life, and life is made up of the good, the bad and everything in between.

    Brett Bradley-Howarth replied

    Speak for yourself. I don’t watch soaps to ‘learn’ anything, as I said, I watch to be entertained.

    Benigno replied

    Brett: Shortland Street, Home and Away, Neighbours, River City, People of the Valley, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Days of our Lives, Doctors, General Hospital, Hollyoaks.

  3. Lou Piikes says:

    This news is no surprise to me. Her talk show was boring and uninteresting although she had A-list celebrities as guests. But her interviewing skills are a lack thereof was off putting.


    Laurie replied

    I think just the opposite Lou! She did have A!-list guests, but I like her interviewing style. I like her enthusiasm for her guests. I don’t watch talk shows much anymore, not even Ellen much who I love.

    It won’t change my life if it’s gone, but I could name several that should be gone before hers!

    I want almost all daytme talk shows gone and more soaps, but that ship has sailed!


    LADY G replied

    Exactly Laurie I am with you. I loved QL when she was on the other Network but I refused to watch it on ABC because of them Cancelling our Soaps I only watch GH on the Network now. And QL was an excellent interviewr she was fake or boring. Lou i would love to know what you think a Talk Show should be. And if she was that bad she would have had a Talk Show for he 2nd time. She got cancelled because of us devoted Soap Fans refused to watch it no matter how much we love her. I have fought for our Soaps from day one when they starting talking about taking theim off. And me and my Group will continue until they get the message. And as for your opinion about Queen bye Felicia smdh

    Charday replied

    Lou, I agree with you totally about her lack fo interviewing skills, which made for a somewhat boring show. Queen, herself, is a sweet and likable personality, but that’s not enough to carry a daytime talk show to success.


  4. toure cannon says:

    don’t get me wrong her show was not that bad, wait a minute I take that back it was kind of hella boring, but I’m not surprised at all one bit. First Katie Couric gosh I cannot stand her, then the revolution now her show? shit what talk show is next? Oh could the spew be next on the list?first they cancel good shows for stupid dumb boring ones, now they cancel a talk show.if this is the sign of karma, then I definitely want the stupid spew chew to be the next one on the list to be axed!! That show makes me sick so bad,I just want to puke!


    Brett Bradley-Howarth replied

    Right on, I sometimes have to endure a couple of minutes of The Chew when I switch from CBS (b&b) to ABC to watch GH and those 2 minutes are plenty, terrible presenters, dialogue, content, why on earth this gets the ratings and stays on the air is beyond me.


    LADY G replied

    IT was a great show and I love her show because she was down to earth and not fake. And fun. I will not disrespect any good talk show especially when they are not be mean and treating people like dirt like the View. She treated all her guest with respect. But maybe that is what this world want with all the hateful nasty things on tv now all they can comprehend is violence, sex, etc. You want to know boring try watch Meredith V yarn. Sorry that her show was cancelled but I warm them on their FB page. Don’t go over to the ABC Network stay where you are at but they didn’t listen just like ABC/Disney doesnt. #SOAPS4EVER


  5. Mark says:

    I hate talk shows period!


  6. Gmbenet says:

    I am very surprised about the cancellation of The Queen Latifah Show. I was not aware that the ratings were not very high.


  7. GB says:

    she wrote a letter to herself to tell herself how amazing she is how much of a blessing she is to other people??? wow…


    Benigno replied

    She wrote the letter addressed to Dana.


    GB replied

    Dana IS Queen Latifah – that’s her name… it’s still a letter to herself (unless she suffers from DID (split personality) )

  8. LADY G says:

    I love QL when I found out that they were going to go to ABC I posted on her page don’t do it. You are messing with the Soap Fans and it will be your downfall. But like ABC/Disney they didn’t listen. Woo Hoo #SOAPS4EVER


    Rapids replied

    I believe CBS owned the Latifah show and in many markets it was shown in the morning. The show was syndicated, local markets buy it or pass on it. I don’t see any relationship to the canceled ABC soaps. I didn’t watch it myself, I have no idea if. It was any good or not.


    LADY G replied

    Ok if CBS own it why wasn’t it still on CBS here. I just know that every show that has been in that spot has failed on ABC. Except our Soaps

    LADY G replied

    And really and True ABC said themselves that they cancelled the Soaps not because of the ratings but because they want to make cheaper programming and how that work our for them noooot. SMH

  9. Llanviewer717 says:

    This seems to be another indication that the audience does not want information after all.


  10. 4ever DAYS says:

    Great news!


  11. rose says:

    I’m curious. Wonder what the ratings and longevity are for afternoon shows, other than soaps, on all networks? And then how they compare with soaps? Is afternoon just a “black hole” for ratings networks want? Or is having stable audience numbers not enough for bottom lines that are always expected to grow? At least soaps were holding onto a loyal audience and filling air time that the new shows aren’t. If preferred demos and audiences for soaps weren’t growing at the pace networks wanted, perhaps they should accept some of the blame by looking at quality of writing and pace of stories. Or convert to 1/2 hrs instead of 1 hr to save money.


  12. Patrick says:

    I’m waiting for Meredith Viera to be cancelled


  13. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I’m truly saddened by this one; Queen Latifah was a fantastic host and feel like CBS botched her series on purpose. She deserved to say on-air!


  14. Shelly says:

    Get rid of that wretched drivel known as THE VIEW and I’ll be thrilled.


  15. Eric Buchanan says:

    And somehow ABC Daytime believes bringing back Tyra Banks to host a talk show is a good idea?!?!?


    jaybird369 replied

    eric…y-e-s…thank you!!!!! 5 years of Tyra Banks (from long ago) was QUITE ENOUGH!!!!! ROTTEN IDEA PERIOD!!!!!!


  16. Elite Advisors says:

    I only watched the show a handful of times and had no interest in watching again. the same goes for Meredith Viera…I watched it a few times and it was torture…I actually felt bad for her as it seemed so strained for her.

    I used to tape access Hollywood but they replaced it here in Chicago… I liked it. I would watch it as I prepared dinner to rid my head from a long days work and stress and just decompress.

    The Talk, The Chew , The View… enough. Just boring dribble.Tyra? saw her years ago and I am quite surprised TPTB believe she can draw an audience now when she never did before?

    One more thing about the View…. they need to put it out of its misery.

    I wish I had a good suggestion, as in business it’s always easy to criticize, but the hard part is to come up with a good resolution/ suggestion…and for this problem I have nothing to contribute.

    Ok here’s where we Challenge MICHAEL FAIRMAN!!!! How about a reality show, say 30 minutes a day, in which every day you interview a soap star, get some real personal juicy 411, and get a big down the road”spoiler” out of each of them? I’d so rather watch that instead of TYRA! ;)


  17. Nanci says:

    I think they all are a big snooze.


  18. 4ever DAYS says:

    People that watch talk shows are killing the soaps.

    Even if you watch a talk show on a different network than your soap(s), you are strengthening that talk show which will lead your soaps network to consider ending your soap for a talk show!

    If you love your soaps more than talk shows, end the viewing of talk shows or lose the soaps!

    It’s a war between soaps and talk shows…What side are you on?


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