BET Networks buys ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ for late-night talk show block starting March 31

In BET’s late night lineup, “The Queen Latifah Show” will join long running strip, “The Wendy Williams Show.

March 20, 2014 – BET Networks has announced it acquired this year’s  No.1 new talk show, Sony Pictures Television’s “The Queen Latifah Show,” to air as part of its late-night talk show block beginning Monday, March 31.

“The Queen Latifah Show” as a daytime, talk-variety series has outrated virtually all of its competition. The host, Queen Latifah, who has become a global entertainment icon, has shown that she’s well adapted to a format featuring top notched musical guests, celebrity interviews and everyday heroes who are changing lives in their local communities. The show has been renewed for a second season by CBS Stations.

In BET’s late night lineup, “The Queen Latifah Show” will join long running strip, “The Wendy Williams Show,” as part of a first-run late-night talk block. BET had previously announced its acquisition of the Fox network’s daytimer, “The Real,” which is set to debut Fall 2014.

The Queen Latifah Show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Corin Nelson serves as Executive Producer.

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