Ricki Lake's talk show canceled after one season
Ricki Lake's run on daytime television is over for now.
Her talk show "The Ricki Lake Show" has been canceled by Twentieth Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show debuted in September but the report notes that it struggled to keep an audience.
"We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, Twentieth Television's Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace."
Lake had her own statement on the show's cancelation saying, "I am so proud of the shows we completed this season, sparking important conversations about everything from raising children to mental illness to suicide prevention to coming out."
"I will continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platforms -- and a return to my documentary filmmaking work with Abby Epstein," the statement continued. "I am excited to create meaningful and provocative films similar to our 2007 project, 'The Business of Being Born.'"
"The Ricki Lake Show," was Lake's second foray into daytime television. Her first talk show, "Ricki Lake," aired from 1993 to 2004.
Lake, 44, first gained fame as an actress and starred in John Waters' original "Hairspray" film. The movie spawned a Broadway musical which was then turned into another film that featured Lake in a cameo role. She has also had roles in "Cry-Baby," "Serial Mom" and "Mrs. Winterbourne."
The actress and talk show host also competed on "Dancing With The Stars" during the show's 13th season in 2011. Lake was partnered with Derek Hough and the two finished in third place.
Lake married fiance Christian Evans in April 2012. It was the second marriage for Lake who has two sons, 15-year-old Milo and 10-year-old Owen, with ex-husband Rob Sussman.