Queen Latifah and Bethenny Likely to Get Second Seasons; Future of Katie Still in Question


The stars are aligning for freshman talk shows Bethenny and The Queen Latifah Show to be renewed for second seasons. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Bethenny is showing promise in the 25-54 female demographic and The Queen Latifah Show is expected to return. 

The fate Katie is still in question:


The fate of Disney/ ABC’s Katie remains uncertain. Host Katie Couric is unsure whether she wants to return for a third season, and distributor Disney/ABC Television is uncertain whether it can bring the program’s financials into line. Should both of those things happen, Disney/ ABC then has to find new time slots for Katie across the country, considering that many stations already have bought other shows to replace it.

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    cord2012

    Glad to hear that Queen Latifah will most likely be getting a second season. In my market, there has not be a stable talk show in the 9:00 am CBS slot for quite some time. Queen’s show seems to fit nicely, as she has good guests and great sense of humor.

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    TV Gord

    I’m surprised about Bethenny. The last I’d read, the show was in big trouble. I’m glad to see Queen Latifah is catching on. I like it, but I do wish she’s loosen up and be herself a bit more. I love the Bad As A Mutha Queen! :-)

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    SZima

    I thought it had already been reported all over the net that Katie is cutting ties with ABC and going to Yahoo! News. That seems like old news, unless something has changed?

    I guess Queen is OK, but Bethenny is so horrible, I can’t even record her show to watch a guest I might like to see.

    I’ve pretty much quit ALL daytime talk shows, including Kelly and Michael, who I can barely stand anymore. Kelly used to be OK with Regis but
    I. Can. Not. Stand. Her. With. Michael.
    They are nauseating together. :sick:

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    pferrando

    Queen’s show comes on right after the Talk in Dallas, and I’ve watched a few times and am impressed. She’s easy to watch…not forced…and handles her guests well. Good companion show for the entire CBS lineup until Dr. Phil comes on and ruins a great lineup.

    I was sure Bethany would be gone. After her first season on NY Housewives she started to get on my nerves…and now I just can’t stand the woman. I don’t even know where this show airs…not that I’d search.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=SZima]I thought it had already been reported all over the net that Katie is cutting ties with ABC and going to Yahoo! News. That seems like old news, unless something has changed?[/quote]

    Katie has left ABC News, but it was also said at that time that her talk show would continue (although it’s still in danger of cancellation).

    Jamey, thanks for answering the other part. You’ve helped to make me seem a tiny bit less annoying today. ;-)

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