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Ricki Lake talk show yanked after one season

By Lynette Rice, EW.com
February 5, 2013 -- Updated 1718 GMT (0118 HKT)
Ricki Lake's daytime talk show will not be renewed for a second season.
Ricki Lake's daytime talk show will not be renewed for a second season.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "The Ricki Lake Show" will not be renewed for a second year
  • Original episodes of the talk show will continue through September
  • Exec: We weren't able to breakthrough the croweded talk show marketplace

(EW.com) -- Bummer for Ricki Lake.

The studio that produced her return to daytime television has announced that "The Ricki Lake Show" will not be renewed for a second year. Original episodes will continue through September.

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"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," said Stephen Brown, exec VP of programming & development for Twentieth Television, in a statement. Twentieth produced Lake's syndicated talk show.

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Though she's a veteran talker (she hosted her own show back in the late '90s), Lake has floundered in daytime where so many new female faces are either hosting a new talk show (hi, Katie Couric!) or bringing in new viewers to a returning one (the women of "The Talk").

See the original story at EW.com.

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