Lake's 1990s talk show scored big ratings, but also attracted controversy by tackling hot-button topics such as infidelity, paternity cases and racism.
In an interview with The AP, the presenter predicted that the new Ricki Lake Show will be far less controversial than it's predecessor.
"I have no doubt that the show will help people," Lake declared. "I'm not gonna do cheating baby daddies anymore, but we'll do surviving infidelity, an hour where we talk about real tools people can use."
She went on to suggest that she is far more prepared to launch The Ricki Lake Show than when her first series debuted in 1994.
"I didn't know what I was signing up for [at the time]. I didn't know how to host a show," she admitted. "I didn't know who I was or have a point of view. I basically was grateful to have the job. I thought, 'Great, I can pay my rent for six months'."
She added of her current state of mind: "I have a specific point of view and a vision and a sense of who I am at this point in my life. Not that I have it all figured out, but growth comes with age and life experience."
The Ricki Lake Show airs weekdays in syndication across the US.
Watch a preview for the series below: