Syndicated daytime talk show “The Real” from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has been renewed by the Fox Television Stations for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons on all of its owned and operated television stations in 17 markets (which reach more than 37 percent of television households). Debuting as a test-run in the summer of 2013, the two renewal takes “The Real,” now airing live hosted by Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, through six seasons.
“Since 2010-11 season, 23 talk shows have launched and ‘The Real’ and ‘Steve Harvey’ are the only two series to last four or more seasons,” said Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution president Ken Werner in a statement. “While there are other panel talk series on the air, what truly makes ‘The Real’ stand out from the pack is that it is comprised of four very strong, very authentic and very engaging hosts whose chemistry is unrivaled. Fox has been with us since the start, and we are thrilled that together we have built a strong franchise that will continue to entertain, inform and inspire viewers for years and years to come.”
Added Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming at Fox: “On one hand, it’s very gratifying to be renewing a program that started as a test. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter how it got here. Warner Bros. set out to fill a void and it fit our audience perfectly. Congrats to the cast and crew.”