Twentieth Television's Ricki Lake officially has
joined this fall's pack of talkers, announcing clearances in more than 50% of
Tribune has acquired Ricki Lake for WPIX New York
at 4 p.m., and on seven other stations, while Fox picked up the show for its
owned stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. Ricki also has been
acquired by stations in the Sinclair, Local TV, Post-Newsweek, Fisher, Granite,
New Vision, Journal, Citadel, Quincy and Gray broadcasting groups.
"Less than a year away from debut, anticipation
continues to build with television viewers and the station community for Ricki
Lake's fresh, new talk show return," said Paul Franklin, Twentieth Television's
executive vice president and general sales manager of broadcast, in a
statement. "Focusing on topics significant to women, we are thrilled that
Ricki will bring daily conversation and her relatable spirit to this impressive
group of stations."
While the show is cleared on some Tribune stations, which
feature conflict talkers for most of the day, Ricki Lake will be more of
a traditional talk show, taking on topics that interest daytime's key
demographic, 25-to-54 year-old women.
"I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire
people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their
well-being," said Lake in a statement. "I have definitely grown as a
person since I put down the mic in 2005, and I couldn't be happier to share and
continue the journey with both my existing fans and an entirely new generation
The Ricki Lake Show is produced by Monet Lane
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Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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