Queen Latifah Eyes Daytime Talk Show

Rapper turned actress, turned all around business woman, Queen Latifah, is reportedly heading to daytime television.

The Queen’s Flavor Unit and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment announced Monday morning that the two camps will be entering into a partnership with Sony Pictures Television to produce a new syndicated talk show that will feature Latifah as the host.

Slated for a 2013 debut, the show will enter a now crowded daytime landscape that will likely include newbies Katie Couric, Jeff Probst and even comedian Steve Harvey.

The deal was reportedly spearheaded by Flavor Unit co-founder Shakim Compere and Overbrook executive Miguel Melendez. Both men will serve as executive producers alongside Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Latifah herself.

According to a joint statement released by Will, Jada and Latifah, the trio had been looking for a project to work on together since the mid nineties when Latifah starred with Will on his ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ series and co-starred alongside Jada in their urban classic ‘Set it Off.’

8 Comments

  1. She already had a daytime talk show and it didn’t work the first time. Why do it again, especially when these shows are struggling? Makes no sense.

  2. Now that Oprah is gone everyone and their mama is getting a talk show. The field is just wide open now.

    I wish her luck.

  3. Great move!!!

    Queen Latifah lasted a few seasons…which is fantastic…most daytime talk shows don’t make it past the 1st or 2nd season…with Will and Jada involved and their star power…she has a good chance of elbowing her way in! It won’t be easy. Even Simon and Oprah have to work their way back to the top…and they will…this Queen will always rise to the top!!!

  4. It’s great that Queen Latifah will be returning to television. When things don’t work out the first time , it takes real courage to step back out and try again. I remember her talk show and I thought it was good. I will be watching.

  5. I’m one Latifah’s BIGGEST fans, and I absolutely think this will work for her!!!!!!!! I wish her the best of luck in this endeavor…………..

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