So many of us have loved Queen Latifah since she entered our lives with her heartwarming appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air—I am referring, of course, to her role as Will’s smart and funny blind date, Dee Dee, the Season 2 episode “She Ain’t Heavy,” and not as Hillary’s manipulative, controlling boss Marissa Redman in the Season 1 finale “Working It Out.” But that should go without saying. Anyway, for twenty years now, we have adored Queen Latifah. She has made her mark on music, film, and award show hosting. And now, she’ll have an even more regular role in our lives, as she is developing her own talk show.
Working with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, Latifah plans to begin hosting the talk show in the fall of 2013. It’s quite a ways off, which will allow its star to prepare the series adequately, infusing it with her trademark style and character. This also is a measure of avoiding the influx of blossoming talk shows prepping to air in the fall of 2012. Potential hosts of such include journalist Katie Couric, reality show personality Bethenny Frankel, and Survivor host Jeff Probst.