2012 could be a big year. We've go the elections,
the end of the world, The Avengers, and possibly a new Ricki Lake talk show!!
How fab would that be?!
Ricki has not been quiet about whether or not she'd like to return to talk, basically letting the world know during every appearance she makes.
Well the distributors have heard, and because that will be a year after Oprah abandons her post, everyone is looking for a new show to pick up all those viewers!
Here's what's going down:
Since then, things have progressed, with Twentieth, CBS and NBC all expressing interest in distributing such a show. Twentieth has even gone so far as to host at least one meeting between Lake and a potential broadcast client.
One factor that could be delaying a decision by NBC and CBS on Lake is whether or not Katie Couric is going to shop a talk show for 2012, with neither syndicator wanting to tie up resources before knowing what Couric's decision will be and with whom she will sign. Couric's contract with CBS News — currently worth $15 million annually — expires at the end of May.
We guess it would have to do a lot with content and what kind of show Ricki wants to do, but we feel like a Ricki talk show would be way more entertaining than a Katie Couric talk show!
But who knows, maybe Couric has his wild side we've never seen before while she's reporting the news! It's possible!
Good luck Ricki, it'd be great to have you back!
Katie, show us your crazy side!
How do U feel about a Ricki Lake comeback??
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