CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The buzz continues to build around The Queen Latifah Show as throughout the month of November Queen welcomes today's hottest celebrity guests and features the topical comedy, inspirational stories, heartwarming homecomings and exclusive musical performances that have helped make the show America's #1 new talk show.
From surprise duets, pop-culture parodies and daring adventures, to unfiltered, backstage access on the road with Queen and "La's Guide to Healthy Living" – Latifah does it all! Also among the highlights of the month are special episodes including; "A Halloween Fit for A Queen," "#TBT 1988," and "The Ultimate Day of Thanks," as well as emotional reunions for military families, "Moms Who Rock" and a week that celebrates "Fearless Living."
"November on The Queen Latifah Show will be full of great entertainment and awe-inspiring surprises," says Executive Producer Corin Nelson. "We are filling every show with all the fun and memorable moments our viewers have come to expect mixed with the heart and homecoming of the holidays."
The festivities kick-off October 31 with "A Halloween Fit for A Queen" – an all-out Halloween bash with non-stop tricks, treats and hair-raising surprises – including Queen's choice of Halloween regalia and a killer performance by Daughtry.
On the ultimate "Throwback Thursday," November 7, the show rewinds to 1988, the year that Dana Owens – soon to be Queen Latifah - graduated from high school. "#TBT 1988" will be a nostalgic tribute to everything Latifah and her viewers loved most about the '80s. All month long, every Thursday will feature some of the hottest musical acts from the '80s playing the songs that are the soundtrack of a generation.
Monday, November 11, will mark a particularly poignant moment for Queen Latifah when she is joined by one of her long-time entertainment idols - a woman who had a huge influence on her childhood and her career – the legendary Carol Burnett. These two ladies have some surprises in store for the audience including a once-in-a-lifetime duet.
During the week of November 18, Queen, and some very special women, will push their limits and journey out of their comfort zones as they conquer white-knuckle challenges and discover inner strength on the path to embracing "Fearless Living." As a woman who has broken through boundaries and paved the way for others throughout her career, Queen Latifah will challenge viewers to trust their instincts, go for their goals and live the life they have always wanted.
Then on November 25, Queen will give thanks and give back with "The Ultimate Day of Thanks," an episode dedicated to inspiring individuals who are true game-changers. Over the rest of that week, Queen and her team of experts will also help you prepare the perfect Thanksgiving celebration and successfully navigate the chaos of Black Friday.
Throughout the month of November, Queen will also welcome many of Hollywood's biggest film, television and music stars as they make their debut on the "Big Sexy" stage, including its designer Lenny Kravitz. Other guests include LL Cool J, Kerry Washington, Johnny Knoxville, Vince Vaughn, Taye Diggs, Ray Romano, Ellen Pompeo, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and musical guests Janelle Monae, James Blunt, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Daughtry and more.
In addition to the mega-watt star power of her celebrity guests, Queen will also shine a spotlight on heroes from our military, our schools and our communities as she and her viewers give thanks for their service and pull off some incredible surprises including emotional reunions for active military personnel, jaw-dropping makeovers and unbelievable home transformations to reward them for their sacrifices and life-changing efforts.
And in a daytime television exclusive, the million-dollar winner of the "46th Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest" will sit down for their first national television interview on The Queen Latifah Show on Thursday, November 14.
The Queen Latifah Show is a daytime, entertainment talk-variety series that showcases Queen Latifah's extraordinary range of talents as a global entertainment icon. Corin Nelson serves as Executive Producer. The show is produced by Flavor Unit, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, and is cleared on major station groups around the country, including the CBS Television Stations.
"Pillsbury Bake-Off®" is the trademark property of General Mills, Inc.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.
About Flavor Unit
Flavor Unit Entertainment is a production company owned and operated by Queen Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere. Flavor Unit Entertainment, which started in New Jersey and is now based in Miami, is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important production companies in the film industry. They began by executive producing Disney's box office # 1 hit Bringing Down the House, and then continued with Beauty Shop for MGM and The Perfect Holiday for Paramount. They have also produced The Cookout with Lion's Gate, as well as the film Just Wright with Fox Searchlight. On the small screen, they executive produced HBO's critically acclaimed film Life Support which garnered a number of awards including an Emmy® nomination and Golden Globe® win for Queen Latifah. Flavor Unit Entertainment made a multi-year deal with BET to create new original programming including the original movie The Cookout 2, and its first-ever scripted romantic comedy titled Let's Stay Together, which premiered with 4.4 million viewers. In 2011, Flavor Unit Entertainment's original film Single Ladies was expanded into VH1's first hour-long scripted series with approximately 3 million viewers throughout its two-season run. Flavor Unit produced Latifah's film Joyful Noise. Most recently, Flavor Unit produced Lifetime's Original Movie Steel Magnolias, which stars Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard. The movie premiered in October 2012 as the third most-watched telecast ever on the network, averaging 6.5 million total viewers. Flavor Unit most recently struck a multi-year licensing deal with Netflix. Their first release includes the thriller House of Bodies, which stars Terrence Howard and Peter Fonda.
About Overbrook Entertainment
Overbrook Entertainment's partners James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith are committed to offering extraordinary entertainment art to a global audience in film and television, producing a diverse slate of both critically acclaimed and blockbuster feature films, which have generated more than $2.5 billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts.
Some of Overbrook's most successful projects include Ali, Hitch, Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, the Tony®-nominated FELA!, and The Karate Kid. Overbrook is also producing Queen Latifah's syndicated daytime talk show with Sony Pictures Television.
"Pillsbury Bake-Off®" is the trademark property of General Mills, Inc.
"Emmy®" is the trademark property of ATAS/NATAS.
"Golden Globe®" is the trademark property of HFPA.
"Tony®" is the trademark property of The American Theatre Wing.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television