With NATPE fast approaching, syndicators are firming up plans for next fall. Like Katie last season, Sony Pictures Television‘s freshman talk show The Queen Latifah Showhad a two-year deal, so its renewal was considered a formality. It is now official, with the talker renewed by the CBS Station Group for a second season and cleared across 97% of the country through 2015. “We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build The Queen Latifah Show into a franchise brand,” said John Weiser, SPT’s President, U.S. Distribution. The Queen Latifah Show, produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and SPT, has not been a breakout, and its ratings have been so-so, but it still ranks as this season’s #1 new talk show. It has improved its time period in New York whereQueen Latifah delivered the best 9 AM time period rating in adults 25-54 on WCBS in 14 years this November.
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