The Queen Latifah Show, the singer’s syndicated talk program, has been cancelled by it’s production company.
According to TMZ, the staff was brought in this morning and told the news. The show was produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Television.
The Queen Latifah show was her second foray into the genre with her first series, which had the same name, running from 1999 to 2001. The new show debuted on September 16, 2013 to excellent ratings, second only to the opening numbers of Dr. Oz in 2009. It was renewed for a second season in January 2014.
While details from the meeting have not been revealed, it is thought that the cancellation came due to declining ratings and costs.
Latifah posted the following note, addressed to herself and pointed to her crew and associates on her Facebook:
Just a little note to say Thank You…
Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.
Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!
Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.
You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.
We truly changed people’s lives for the better.
So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!
P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.
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