Showrunner From 90’s Rick Lake Talk Show Takes Over at New Chatfest

The Ricki Lake Show may still be brand new, but drastic changes are already being made behind the scenes. According to Deadline, executive producer Lisa Kridos is leaving the program. Kridos will reportedly go to work at distributor Twentieth Television as a programming and development producer. Gail Steinberg—showrunner for the original Ricki Lake— has taken over.

“Gail will usher in a fresh perspective bringing in an added relevancy, fun and energy to each episode, while showcasing compelling viewpoints to the female focused topics that remain at the core of the new Ricki Lake Show,” Twentieth EVP Programming and Development Stephen Brown said.


Do you think the backstage changes will help boost The Ricki Lake Show’s ratings?

Photo credit: Twentieth Television

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    TV Gord

    Anderson Cooper’s daytime show went through at least three producers in its first season, so I guess it’s becoming par for the course. I don’t know whether Ricki has a one- or two-year deal, but I think it’s in big trouble. Anderson has a two-year deal, which is the only reason we’re still watching him today. I will be stunned if we see a third season from him.

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