First Look: Ricki Lake Returns to Daytime
The first promo for The Ricki Lake Show was released on Wednesday. It’s all about girlfriends “reconnecting with Ricki” and will mark Ricki’s return to syndicated television.
The show premieres Sept. 10.
Ricki Lake was to trash TV in the ’90s what Jersey Shore has become to the genre today. Before “You Are Not the Father” was the most popular phrase on the daytime talk show circuit, cheating spouses and doubting daddies made the Parade of Shame on Ricki. The show, which debuted in 1993, ran for 10 seasons before signing off in 2003.
The show will be based in Los Angeles and will “present topical conversation reflecting Ricki’s own personal journey and recent life experiences, including family, marriage, parenting, divorce, weight loss and overall well-being,” according to 20th Century Television — which will produce the venture.
Since shutting down production on her original daytime gabfest, the newlywed has hosted CBS’ summer series Game Show Marathon, produced the 2008 home birth documentary and served as head matron on the VH1 reality series Charm School.