Ricki Lake

1993, TV Show

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Ratings: The Voice Returns Lower; Katie Bows Big

The Season 3 premiere of The Voice easily topped Monday, but also posted the series' lowest-rated premiere ever.

The two-hour telecast, the show's first in the fall, was predictably down from its Super Bowl-boosted Season 2 premiere, averaging 12 million viewers and a 4.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — dropping 39 percent and 25 percent, respectively. The episode also took a 15 percent dip from last season's Monday night ...
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Ratings: The Voice Returns Lower; Katie Bows Big

The Season 3 premiere of The Voice easily topped Monday, but also posted the series' lowest-rated premiere ever.

The two-hour telecast, the show's first in the fall, was predictably down from its Super Bowl-boosted Season 2 premiere, averaging 12 million viewers and a 4.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — dropping 39 percent and 25 percent, respectively. The episode also took a 15 percent dip from last season's Monday night ...
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Behind the Scenes For the First Day of Ricki Lake's New Talk Show

Is she still lightning in a bottle? The Ricki Lake Show, the new syndicated daytime talk program hosted by actress and Dancing With the Stars fave Ricki Lake, will make its debut on September 10. Lake was a mere 24 when she hit the chat scene in 1993 with her first show, Ricki Lake, a youth-appeal hit that ran 11 seasons and became a pop-culture phenomenon. But what does she bring to the party at age 43? Lake gave us an exclusive inside look at her first, emotion-packed day back on the talk circuit. It's all here. The laughs. The nerves. The tears. And, of course, the Spanx... read more

Dancing With the Stars: Will Rob Win the Trophy?

Here's what happened to the Dancing With the Stars finalists on Monday night: Ricki Lake did her best not to screw up the lifts in her freestyle dance — "I was really afraid of falling down," she said. read more

The Ricki Lake Show to Premiere in 2012

Ricki Lake is back! The Dancing with the Stars contestant's upcoming daytime talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, will launch in September 2012.
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Oteri Plans 2008 TV Return, Courtesy of J.J. Abrams

Could this be off the shelf? Even though TV Guide had heard the J.J. Abrams/Cheri Oteri half-hour comedy was shelved a few weeks ago, Oteri tells TV Guide she’s back working with Abrams on the project. SNL alum Oteri spoke to TV Guide on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the premiere of her indie film Park (which also stars Dirty Sexy Money’s William Baldwin, and Ricki Lake). Abrams, currently at work on the latest Star Trek feature film, is best known for Lost, What About Brian, Alias and Felicity, all of which displayed some comedic elements, but he has yet to produce a half-hour comedy. Abrams did, however, direct an episode of NBC’s The Office this year."I met him years ago," Oteri says of Abrams. "He said, 'I’ve always wanted to do a comedy and I only want to do it with you.'"According to Oteri, the project is slated for 2008. "Working with him is just a dream come true," she says. As for dream cast mates, Oteri’s leaving that to Abrams. "He’s got such great in... read more

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Premiered: 1993, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Ricki Lake stormed the talk-show arena with an edgy, long-running entry targeting young, mostly female viewers in a conflict-charged atmosphere that led to her being called `the female Morton Downey Jr.'---by Downey. Topics ranged from the silly (`Drag Makeovers,' `Weave Wars: The Final Chapter') to the serious (`Exposed: Women & HIV,' `Kids in Custody') during its Emmy-nominated run.

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