Say goodbye to The Ricki Lake Show — again. Twentieth Television announced the talk show will not receive a second season pick up for 2013-2014. Stephen Brown, executive vice-president of programming, said in a released statement:
We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season. 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.
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 — and a return to my documentary filmmaking work with Abby Epstein. I am excited to create meaningful and provocative films similar to our 2007 project, THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN
Episodes of Ricki Lake already filmed for this season will continue to air until the end of the season.