‘Queen Latifah Show’ Beefs Up Staff for Season 2

Talk show elevates three and brings on two more senior production staffers

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“The Queen Latifah Show” has elevated three producers and hired two more as it heads into its second season.

Sony Pictures Television elevated Todd Yasui to executive producer and moved Jack Mori and Ianthe Jones to co-executive producers leading into the show’s second season.

Also adding to talker’s team are Consulting Producer Amy Coleman (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) and Supervising Producer Fernita Wynn (“Steve Harvey“).

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“As we look ahead to our second season of ‘The Queen Latifah Show,’ we are proud to be able to elevate the key members of our team who contributed greatly to our initial success and we look forward to building on that success with the fresh energy and depth of expertise that Amy and Fernita bring to the staff,” said Holly Jacobs, executive vice president, Syndication and Reality Programming, Sony Pictures Television.

Yasui joined the show as co-executive producer in Season 1 after serving as executive producer of the Australian prime-time talk show “Rove LA.”  Previously, he was executive producer of “The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn.”

After Kilborn’s departure, Yasui was recruited by Fox where he served as senior vice president of Late Night Programming for five years.

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Mori and Jones served as a supervising producers on “The Queen Latifah Show” prior to being named co-executive producers.

Coleman was most recently executive producer of “The Jeff Probst Show.” Wynn joins from “The Steve Harvey Show,” where she served as senior producer.

“The Queen Latifah Show” drew more than 1.5 million viewers per show, according to the company. 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.