New Queen Latifah Show – Queen Latifah has signed to host a new daytime talk show. The rapper, actress and star of the 2002 film version of “Chicago,” will become a full-time purveyor of life advice and inspiration on the new syndicated daytime series.
Sony Pictures Television said on Monday that it will produce the as-yet-untitled show with Flavor Unit Entertainment, the production company of Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere, and Overbrook Entertainment, the company of James Lassiter and Will Smith.
Queen Latifah appeared in one of her earliest screen appearances with Smith in 1991 on his sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Overbrook president Miguel Melendez gushed, “We have known and admired Latifah for over 20 years: dating back to our music days, to her first television role on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, and years later when she worked with Jada on the film ‘Set It Off’.”
Queen Latifah hosted a previous talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, which ran in syndication from 1999 to 2001. Her new series is planned for a fall 2013 debut.
Her work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.