Say it ain’t so! The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled by CBS! Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show wasn’t the ratings tycoon CBS expected it would be. But even still, I thought it was doing well. I mean, they had former President Bill Clinton on, for goodness’ sakes! Whenever I watched, the show seemed lively, the audience receptive, and Queen Latifah her ever-likable self.
At some point, I have to think that the “ratings” excuse is a lie on some level. I think that some of the time, networks point to “ratings” when what they actually mean is “the ratings are fine, but we can’t personally justify the costs to maintain the show.” I’m saying that because the set itself looks very expensive for daytime television, so much so that I thought The Queen Latifah Show would do better at night.
Something else that’s also not very cool is that it seems like CBS is already gearing up a replacement. CBS Television Distribution is currently developing a daytime talk show aimed at the same female demographic Queen Latifah’s show entertained; this project, though, will be hosted by Jerry O’Connell, of all people. Okay…
At any rate, Queen Latifah (real name Dana) wrote this letter to herself and to her staff and audience.
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!
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.
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