By Lynette Rice
Updated November 17, 2011 at 11:44 PM EST

Ricki Lake has a lot to celebrate these days — and not just because she’s a finalist on Dancing with the Stars.

Her talk show is officially a go for fall now that it has been sold in more than 50% of the country including Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. That also means that Lake be competing for daytime eyeballs alongside other planned talkers hosted by Katie Couric, Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey.

Lake’s show will target 25- to 54-year-old women and cover topics like relationships and diets.

Her first daytime yakker aired in the ’90s and targeted younger females. About her new show, Lake said in a statement, “I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their well-being. I have definitely grown as a person since I put down the mic in 2005, and I couldn’t be happier to share and continue the journey with both my existing fans and an entirely new generation of women.”

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