Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley really impressed TPTB during the trial run for The Real last summer. The syndicated hour of hilarious, hot mess and ratchetness has been picked up for a fall 2014 launch on all Fox owned-and-operated stations! The talk show will also air on cable channel BET.
“This summer, the daytime landscape in seven Fox markets was dramatically altered when the women of The Real exploded on to the air,” said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “The Real brought viewers a unique combination of elements that were missing from daytime, a real, multi-cultural conversation about issues that women of all ages are talking about. Daytime viewers from across the nation tuned in everyday to share in the fun, authentic, energetic and wonderfully outrageous hour that is The Real experience. We are very excited to be bring this distinctive unique series to stations for the Fall of 14.”
Senior Vice President of Programming for Fox Television Stations Frank Cicha is also excited about the development. “Five hosts for the price of one – score! Seriously, we’re all looking for younger adults and this program delivered big time. This skew suggests daypart flexibility, which opens up lots of interesting scheduling opportunities, especially in our duopolies. Should be fun.”
“These five hosts have amazing chemistry and they will again bring their outspoken and direct points of view to the audience at home come Fall '14,” said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television.
BET is also stoked to bring The Real to its lineup. “We are thrilled that The Real will be joining our line-up next year,” said Loretha Jones, President, Original Programming, BET Networks. “It is a fun and exciting show that our audience will enjoy and a perfect complement to our programming slate.”