As her show prepares to return for its second season in syndication, talk show host Queen Latifah tells the Associated Press that the program will “be more loose, more playful, more fun, more provocative.”
Overall, she said, the show will be “juicy.”
The story reports: “Her first year with ‘The Queen Latifah Show,’ which returns this week in syndication (check local listings), provided a lesson in what worked and what didn’t. The show has a new executive producer, Todd Yasui, to steer it.”
The first week of the new season will include star appearances, such as Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Bell and Snoop Dogg. Latifah is still trying to get President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, the piece adds.
The show will include a segment called “One Step Further,” which is about helping people achieve their dreams, while another segment, “Queen Screen,” will broadcast Latifah to big screens in venues such as shopping malls, where she will surprise people with prizes.
The show is competing not only with returning shows such as “Dr. Phil” but new entry “The Meredith Vieira Show,” the piece notes.
“We all know what this (competition) is and we all go hard,” Queen Latifah said. “I wish everybody the best of luck, but I’m focused on making this show a hit and building our audience.”