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‘Queen Latifah Show’ canceled

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After two seasons, “The Queen Latifah Show” has been canceled, Sony Pictures confirmed on Friday, Nov. 21.

The Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show starring the former rapper made its debut in September 2013 and kicked off its second season this past September. Sony issued a brief statement concerning the cancellation saying…

“We want to thank Dana, 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.”

Queen Latifah, real name Dana Owens, 44, reflected on her time on the show via Facebook, penning…

“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,” the Oscar nominee continued. “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!…”

Latifah is expected to finish out her current run of episodes through 2015. – ruu hawkins/@ruubabie



2 Comments

  1. butterbeanbabe on November 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    the problem with her show was diversity , like they did arsenio, they failed to bring on diverse celebrities like garth brooks , brooks and dunn , katy perry , justin bieber , now i dont know it these type of celebrity are often unavailable schedule to heavey or just people to mean to help a person get the show where it should be i assure you it was not queen … she was on point , friendly upbeat warm , and always a celebrity but down to earth . . . like when she spoke with jada pinkett that was classic cause they went a ways back as friends , you never loose friends like that you may not see eatch other for years but when you meet it all love and respect … that is what made dana great she was diverse ,, I HONESTLY BELIEVE HER OOMING OUT GAY DIDNT SIT WELL WITH MEN WHO WERE HOPING TO MARRY HER … SHE IS A HUGH SEX SYMBOL WITH AFRICAN MEN …FROM LIKE NEW GUINEE , NIGERIA , AND THOSE COUNTRY THE SAY SHE WAS THE ULTIMATE QUEEN AND REFUSE TO BELIEVE SHE WAS GAY.. i spoke with a nigerian married man who said she was his queen and the woman he desire more than his wife???? it so true they love her ..
    but her fan base was of a certain genre also … everyone who grew up jammin in the 80s love her like me ..
    i could mute my tv and still watch her , she was a visual refreshment compared to the junk we see on tv ,she didnt have gossiper

  2. Good luck! on November 23, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Can’t say that I’m surprised really. The show just never seemed to find its rhythm. I would watch the show sometimes and end up turning about 10 minutes into the show because I just did not find it that entertaining. Hard to explain but it was just very stop and go. The jokes fell flat, the content wasn’t there, and the crowd was lukewarm at best. With her star power she was able to pull some pretty interesting guests but I don’t think that was enough to keep the show going. Like I said it never came together well like some of the more popular talk shows. She’s tried and failed twice in the talk show circuit, so I think this should be it for her. Anyways I prefer her as an actress than I do as a talk show host. She’s had much more success in that market anyways. Best of luck to her in the future. Still a fan!