CBS has signed the “Queen Latifah Show” to air on all of its 16 CBS owned and operated stations beginning in 2013, according to Deadline.com.

Deadline reported competition was said to be fierce among networks vying for the daytime show executive produced by Queen Latifah, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among others.

Shortly after the dust settled on this fall’s syndicated daytime talk show launches that failed to produce a breakout hit, Sony TV began conversations with station groups about the Queen Latifah talker, garnering interest from multiples places. I hear negotiations went down to the wire with the CBS and NBC station groups.