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Queen Latifah To Enter Syndie Talk Show Wars

Sony Pictures Television is preparing to syndicate a Queen Latifah talk show for fall 2013, reports Nellie Andreeva.     Latifah’s own company Flavor Unit will co-produce with Overbrook Entertainment, whose Will Smith, James Lassiter, and Jada Pinkett Smith will serve as exec producers with her. 

Sony opted to skip launching the show in fall 2012, the period when talkers from Katie Couric, Steve Harvey, Trisha Goddard, Bethanny Frankel, Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake are already vying for station carriage.  Like Lake, Latifah has been through this before – Telepictures’ “Queen Latifah Show” lasted two seasons after launching in 1999.

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