Ricki Lake is heading back to TV with a new talk show, seven years after her long-running self-titled series came to an end.
The 42 year old spent 11 years on air with her daytime chat show before it was axed in 2004.
She has since dabbled in other TV projects, making a documentary about childbirth and a stint hosting reality programme Charm School, but she has now signed a deal with bosses at Twentieth Television to develop another talk show.
Stephen Brown, senior vice-president of programming and development at Twentieth Television, tells Reuters, "Ricki is a pop culture icon who has built a career on her candid, straight-talk sensibility and her authentic, relatable nature."
The show is said to be slated for a 2012 launch.