The Ricki Lake Show
Ricki Lake's daytime talk show has been canceled after one season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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"We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, Twentieth Television's executive vice president of programming and development said. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce and addiction, we were simply not able to breakthrough the crowded talk show marketplace."
Aimed at adult females, Ricki
was unable to hit it off with the intended demographic, getting only a 0.5 rating among women 25-54. Over the past two weeks, the series also lost an average of 42% of its lead-in's audience.
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"I am so proud of the shows we completed this season, sparking important conversations about everything from raising children to mental illness to suicide prevention to coming out," Lake said in a statement. "I will continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platforms — and a return to my documentary filmmaking work with Abby Epstein. I am excited to create meaningful and provocative films similar to our 2007 project, The Business of Being Born."