For, FOX has just re-upped on its daytime talker in a major way.
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It’s been announced that the hit series has been renewed for two more seasons – thus keeping the show on air through the 2018-19 and 2019-20 TV cycles.
Since launching in 2013, the Emmy-nominated series (which is anchored by Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry) has matured into a social media force with more than 12 million social actions last season.
It also boasts the youngest average age of all talk shows in syndication.
Speaking on the pick-up, Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution said in a statement:
“’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. 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.”
Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President, Programming, FOX TV added:
“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.” [Source]
Currently in its fourth season, ‘The Real’ recently switched to a live format – which has been received well. A reality that further highlights how well the show has been able to adapt to change (see: Tamar-gate).
Congrats to all!