February 05, 2013 02:15 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Too bad the Dancing with the Stars all star season is over — it looks like former contestant Ricki Lake might be in need of a new gig! The actress turned TV host is officially out of a job, as The Ricki Lake Show has been canceled after just one season on the air.
She tried her best, but Ricki Lake was never able to get the rating she wanted with her talk show. After an initial blip in the ratings, The Ricki Lake Show saw its viewership plummet, with the targeted female demographic dropping off quickly after the show’s premiere.
With rankings sinking fast, it only makes sense for a cancellation to take place sooner than later. It was only a question of when that cancellation would take place. Looks like we have our answer — Twentieth Century’s executive vice president of programming recently announced that The Ricki Lake Showis no more. “We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as executive producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season. 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 breakthrough the crowded talk show marketplace.”
So, what’s next for Ricki Lake? We’re assuming another shot at a DWTSvictory isn’t coming in the near future, as the recent all star season was also a bit of a flop. Ricki did mention an interest in returning to film, so perhaps we’ll see her at the box office sometime soon! The actress also intends to remain, “an active and passionate voice” for subjects close to her heart, perhaps tackling those topics by entering the world of documentary film.
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