Queen Latifah illegally parks her RollsRoyce and Gets New Sony TV Show                                                    ...
Neal Sabin, president of content and networks at Weigel Broadcasting, appreciated theapproach and will air the show on ind...
The show will also include segments outside the studio.“We’ll have really interesting storytelling with real people, adven...
Stations are picking up the show in two-year, cash-plus-barter deals (4 national minutes,11 local).“This is a big morning ...
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  1. 1. Queen Latifah illegally parks her RollsRoyce and Gets New Sony TV Show Queen Latifah seen here with Indian- American Pop Star Anand Bhatt According to TMZ renowned actress Queen Latifah illegally parked her $400,000 Rolls Royce in front of a fire hydrant this morning.She was apparently heading to Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in West Hollywood to buycoffee and food when she decided to park in front of the hydrant.42-year-old Latifah can certainly afford to get a parking ticket, as she gave a quick smileto the paparazzi who captured several photos of her expensive ride.The world famous star is expected to star in her very own TV show towards the end ofthis year. With all of her experience in the entertainment industry, the only milestone leftwas for Latifah to land her own show which is certainly expected to be a hit."The Queen Latifah Show" will air in approximately 233 days according to SonyPictures.For live celebrity updates and more information on this developing story visitwww.weallgossip.com"The market really responded to Queen Latifah and the show," says John Weiser,president of distribution at Sony, who is wrapping up the final deals. "The potential ishigh. But that’s the market talking, not us.”
  2. 2. Neal Sabin, president of content and networks at Weigel Broadcasting, appreciated theapproach and will air the show on independent WCIU Chicago, CBS affiliate WDJT-WMLW Milwaukee and ABC affiliate WBND-LD South Bend, Ind. “It has a chance tobe a standout,” he says.Rather than hyping the ratings, Sony has been emphasizing the shows creative evolutionand its uniqueness.The CBS O&Os, the shows launch group, have "great juggernauts on their lineups withJudge Judy and Dr. Phil,” says Sony EVP Holly Jacobs. “They have their topical talkwith The Talk. They have their game shows. They don’t have a big, premium-blendentertainment show. This is that. We wanted to be a distinct show on their lineup.”Stations are picking up the show in two-year, cash-plus-barter deals (4 national minutes,11 local).“This is a big morning and afternoon show on some tremendous affiliates,” Weiser says.“We followed our successful Dr. Oz formula on Queen Latifah. We figured out ourstation partnership 18 months out. Then, we immediately got to work on the show’s look,its graphics, its stage — we’re building a custom soundstage. We’re working on oursocial media, our PR, our marketing and our multiplatform strategies.”Sony is working on Queen in partnership with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainmentand Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.Sony’s pitch to stations includes highly produced clips that may be on the show. Amongthem is Latifah interviewing celebrities like actress Cameron Diaz. And there are feel-good, philanthropic pieces like Latifah surprising students with a chance to sing withAlicia Keys.“It was very well done but, frankly, I don’t think it’s a reflection of what we’ll see everyday,” says Bill Lord, general manager of Allbritton’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington.“But her warmth and personality came across very strong. Based on that, our ownresearch and internal discussions, we feel this is a very good program.”Lord has not settled on a time slot for Queen, but WJLA’s 3 p.m. slot will open up whenWarner Bros.’ Anderson Live finishes its two-year run at the end of this season.Station GMs who’ve seen the pitch say the show is similar to Warner Bros.’ Ellen in thatit will emphasize entertainment and variety.“It’s a full hour of entertainment,” says Queen Executive Producer Corin Nelson, whosetrack record includes a long stint on the original Rosie O’Donnell Show. “So, whateveryou think entertainment is will be on the show. That runs the spectrum from celebrities tocomedy to pop culture.”
  3. 3. The show will also include segments outside the studio.“We’ll have really interesting storytelling with real people, adventures and Queen Latifahherself in the field,” says Nelson. “Early on, [Overbrook’s] Jada Pinkett Smith saidQueen is ‘of it, not above it.’ She’s very hands on. That became something important inthe pilot development, to come up with stories that she can relate to and be a part of,rather than watch from the sidelines.”Nelson and her team also expect to regularly get ideas from stations that carry the show.“As an executive producer, I always say that we work for each station manager,” Nelsonsays. “We want to make sure that their towns, cities and viewers are thought of at alltimes. We want to make sure they are getting content they like and can relate to. Nobodyknows those time slots in specific cities better than station managers.”Latifah, who first came onto the Hollywood scene as a rapper, is also a talented singer.She will most likely sing on the show from time to time.Nelson and her team still haven’t decided yet if Latifah will open the show with arecurring segment. And the show’s set design is still in the works.“I don’t know yet what the set will look like,” Nelson says. “We will be on the Sony loton two massive soundstages. There is a huge project going on where these soundstagesare being turned into dressing rooms and green rooms on one side and the stage on theother side. Queen Latifah has already nicknamed the set ‘Big Sexy.’ She wants women tocome in and have fun for an hour.”"The market really responded to Queen Latifah and the show," says John Weiser,president of distribution at Sony, who is wrapping up the final deals. "The potential ishigh. But that’s the market talking, not us.”Neal Sabin, president of content and networks at Weigel Broadcasting, appreciated theapproach and will air the show on independent WCIU Chicago, CBS affiliate WDJT-WMLW Milwaukee and ABC affiliate WBND-LD South Bend, Ind. “It has a chance tobe a standout,” he says.Rather than hyping the ratings, Sony has been emphasizing the shows creative evolutionand its uniqueness.The CBS O&Os, the shows launch group, have "great juggernauts on their lineups withJudge Judy and Dr. Phil,” says Sony EVP Holly Jacobs. “They have their topical talkwith The Talk. They have their game shows. They don’t have a big, premium-blendentertainment show. This is that. We wanted to be a distinct show on their lineup.”
  4. 4. Stations are picking up the show in two-year, cash-plus-barter deals (4 national minutes,11 local).“This is a big morning and afternoon show on some tremendous affiliates,” Weiser says.“We followed our successful Dr. Oz formula on Queen Latifah. We figured out ourstation partnership 18 months out. Then, we immediately got to work on the show’s look,its graphics, its stage — we’re building a custom soundstage. We’re working on oursocial media, our PR, our marketing and our multiplatform strategies.”Sony is working on Queen in partnership with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainmentand Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.Sony’s pitch to stations includes highly produced clips that may be on the show. Amongthem is Latifah interviewing celebrities like actress Cameron Diaz. And there are feel-good, philanthropic pieces like Latifah surprising students with a chance to sing withAlicia Keys.“It was very well done but, frankly, I don’t think it’s a reflection of what we’ll see everyday,” says Bill Lord, general manager of Allbritton’s ABC affiliate WJLA Washington.“But her warmth and personality came across very strong. Based on that, our ownresearch and internal discussions, we feel this is a very good program.”Lord has not settled on a time slot for Queen, but WJLA’s 3 p.m. slot will open up whenWarner Bros.’ Anderson Live finishes its two-year run at the end of this season.Station GMs who’ve seen the pitch say the show is similar to Warner Bros.’ Ellen in thatit will emphasize entertainment and variety.“It’s a full hour of entertainment,” says Queen Executive Producer Corin Nelson, whosetrack record includes a long stint on the original Rosie O’Donnell Show. “So, whateveryou think entertainment is will be on the show. That runs the spectrum from celebrities tocomedy to pop culture.”The show will also include segments outside the studio.“We’ll have really interesting storytelling with real people, adventures and Queen Latifahherself in the field,” says Nelson. “Early on, [Overbrook’s] Jada Pinkett Smith saidQueen is ‘of it, not above it.’ She’s very hands on. That became something important inthe pilot development, to come up with stories that she can relate to and be a part of,rather than watch from the sidelines.”Nelson and her team also expect to regularly get ideas from stations that carry the show.“As an executive producer, I always say that we work for each station manager,” Nelsonsays. “We want to make sure that their towns, cities and viewers are thought of at all
  5. 5. times. We want to make sure they are getting content they like and can relate to. Nobodyknows those time slots in specific cities better than station managers.”Latifah, who first came onto the Hollywood scene as a rapper, is also a talented singer.She will most likely sing on the show from time to time.Nelson and her team still haven’t decided yet if Latifah will open the show with arecurring segment. And the show’s set design is still in the works.“I don’t know yet what the set will look like,” Nelson says. “We will be on the Sony loton two massive soundstages. There is a huge project going on where these soundstagesare being turned into dressing rooms and green rooms on one side and the stage on theother side. Queen Latifah has already nicknamed the set ‘Big Sexy.’ She wants women tocome in and have fun for an hour.”

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