Rick Lake's show, "The Ricki Lake Show," has officially been canceled. The longtime talk show had made a comeback just last autumn, but unfortunately for Ricki and her fans, it won't be continuing on.
The Hollywood.com website reported on Jan. 4 that Lake was previously on the air for a daytime talk show for 11 years, right up until that one was canceled in 2004. She had returned to TV last fall, but now the new show will suffer the same fate.
Lake, who starred in "Hairspray," said in a statement regarding the cancelation of her show:
"I am so proud of the shows we completed this season, sparking important conversations about everything from raising children to mental illness to suicide prevention to coming out.
I will continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platforms."
The Deadline website reported that original episodes will continue to air, but there won't be a second season. Stephen Brown who is the Twentieth Executive VP said of the decision to end the show's run:
"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."
These days, it seems talk shows are really running rampant on television. There's a plethora of shows to choose from for daytime or early afternoon including "Katie," "The Chew," "The Talk," "Live with Kelly and Michael," and more. However, "The Ricki Lake Show" and "Anderson Cooper" are two such talk shows that won't survive to see another season.
What do you think of the cancellation of Ricki Lake's show, are you sad to see it end, or happy to see one less talk show on TV?