Why Was The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled?

After only two seasons on the air, The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled.

Dana Owens, most notably known as Queen Latifah, posted a letter on Facebook addressed to herself. It may have been written by one of the show’s executives after the show was cancelled.

“Dear Dana, Just a little note to say Thank You… Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit’! Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same. You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people’s lives for the better. So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store! Lovingly, You!”

Queen Latifah posted a P.S. along with it, explaining the letter.

“P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.”

Although the note seems to thank Queen Latifah for all her hard work, an anonymous source told The Wrap that she seemed to be “phoning it in.” The source indicated that might be the real reason The Queen Latifah Show was cancelled.

“I think she was phoning it in the whole time,” the source said about the rap Queen.

The source added, “When they launched the second season, they knew it was make or break time. The writing was already on the wall.”

Queen Latifah only signed for a two-year-contract, however, and the reason the show was cancelled might have something to do with that.

CBS claims that they had no idea Sony Pictures Television intended to cancel The Queen Latifah Show until Friday morning. A representative from Sony refused to comment on the situation.

There are rumors that a new talk show run by actor Jerry O’Connell might be taking over the spot held by The Queen Latifah Show.

[Image courtesy of CBS]