The Ricki Lake Show (also known as Ricki or The New Ricki Lake Show) is an American first-run syndicated talk show that is hosted by Ricki Lake. The series also marked her return to talk television after leaving the genre in 2004. After several years of considering coming back to daytime with a new talk show, Lake signed on as both host and producer with 20th Television for this project, which debuted in United States and Canada on September 10, 2012, and began taping the episodes on July 25, 2012, at the Culver Studios. The show is co-produced by both Twentieth Television and Monet Lane Productions. On February 4, 2013, it was announced that The Ricki Lake Show would not return for a second season due to low ratings. The series averages only 926,000 viewers. Despite not being renewed for another season, The Ricki Lake Show will continue production through March 28, 2013, with reruns through the summer.