Red Table Talk

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Red Table Talk
Red Table Talk logo.png
GenreTalk show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Ellen Rakieten
  • Miguel Melendez
  • Gennifer Gardiner
  • Todd Yasui
Producer(s)Lisa Wilson
CinematographyAdrian Pruett
Running time16–27 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Westbrook Studios
  • Very Tall Productions
Release
Original networkFacebook Watch
Original releaseMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Red Table Talk is an American web television talk show starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris that premiered on May 7, 2018 on Facebook Watch. On June 13, 2018, it was announced that Facebook had ordered an additional thirteen episodes of the series. These new episodes premiered on October 22, 2018. The show's second season premiered on May 6, 2019.[1]

Premise[edit]

Red Table Talk provides "a forum where the perspectives of three different generations on a wide variety of topics are shared."[2]

Production[edit]

On January 18, 2018, it was announced that Facebook had given the production a series order. The series was expected to star Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Pinkett Smith was also set as an executive producer alongside Ellen Rakieten and Miguel Melendez.[3] It was expected the show would premiere in April 2018.[4]

On April 23, 2018, it was announced that the show would premiere on May 7, 2018.[5] On June 13, 2018, it was announced that Facebook had ordered an additional thirteen episodes of the series bringing the first season total up to twenty-three. The additional episodes were expected to premiere in the fall of 2018.[6] Facebook renewed the show for a second season of at least twenty episodes, to premiere in May 2019.[7] Season 2 premiered on May 6, 2019 and is reported to have 20 episodes. [1]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
127May 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)
2TBAMay 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)TBA

Season 1 (2018-2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date
11"Motherhood"Sheree FletcherMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)
22"Surviving Loss"N/AMay 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)
33"Body Confessions! Jada Tells All At The Table"N/AMay 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
44"Girls Trippin' with Gabrielle Union"Gabrielle UnionMay 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
55"Growing Up Smith!"Jaden SmithJune 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
66"Let's Talk About SEX!"Telana LynumJune 11, 2018 (2018-06-11)
77"EJ & Cookie Johnson: Daring To Be Different"Cookie Johnson & EJ JohnsonJune 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)
88"Tiffany Haddish in the House!"Tiffany HaddishJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
99"Cesar Millan: From Illegal Immigrant to American Dream"Cesar MillanJuly 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)
1010"Facing Addiction: Jada & Adrienne Share Their Family's Story"August Alsina & Ashley MarieJuly 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)
1111"Becoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Part 1)"Will SmithOctober 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)
1212"Our Unique Union (Part 2)"Will SmithOctober 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
1313"Leah Remini: Setting the Record Straight"Leah ReminiNovember 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)
1414"The Racial Divide: Women of Color & White Women"Jane ElliottNovember 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
1515"Domestic Abuse: When Love Turns Violent"Crystal & SelenaNovember 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
1616"Surviving Divorce With Toni Braxton"Toni BraxtonNovember 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)
1717"Learning To Forgive"Caleeb PinkettDecember 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)
1818"Interracial Marriage with Ellen Pompeo"Ellen PompeoDecember 10, 2018 (2018-12-10)
1919"Confronting Mental Illness"Kid CudiDecember 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)
2020"Christmas with the Smiths"N/ADecember 24, 2018 (2018-12-24)
2121"Red Table Workout"Whitney Simmons & Brittne BabeDecember 31, 2018 (2018-12-31)
2222"Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath (Part 1)"Lisa Van AllenDecember 31, 2018 (2018-12-31)
2323"Surviving R. Kelly: An Accuser's Daughter Speaks Out (Pt. 2)"Akeyla Van Allen & Dr. Candice NorcottDecember 31, 2018 (2018-12-31)
2424"Black and Gay in America with Don Lemon"Don LemonJanuary 11, 2019 (2019-01-11)
2525"Unpacking White Privilege and Prejudice"Justina Machado, Rachel Elizabeth Cargle & Amie NewmanJanuary 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
2626"What Men Really Think About Love"Wale & Justin BaldoniJanuary 25, 2019 (2019-01-25)
2727"Jordyn Woods Shares The Truth"Jordyn WoodsMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date [8]
281"First Ladies of the NBA: Meet the Curry’s"Ayesha Curry, Sonya Curry, Sydel Curry-Lee & Callie Rivers[9]May 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)
292"Molested As a Young Boy: An NBA Star Breaks His Silence"Keyon DoolingMay 13, 2019 (2019-05-13)
303"Does Porn Ruin Relationships?"Garrett & Arial JonssonMay 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
314"The Roadblocks Between You And Love"Jay & Radhi ShettyMay 27, 2019 (2019-05-27)
325"Ciara: Healing The Emotional Scars"CiaraJune 3, 2019 (2019-06-03)
336"Infidelity: Can Your Relationship Survive?"Esther PerelJune 10, 2019 (2019-06-10)
347"Common: Breaking Destructive Cycles"CommonJune 17, 2019 (2019-06-17)
358"Unconventional Relationships: Can Multiple Partners Work?"TBAJune 24, 2019 (2019-06-24)
369"Children Forced Into Marriage: A National Disgrace"TBAJuly 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)
3710"Should White People Adopt Black Children"Kristin DavisJuly 8, 2019 (2019-07-08)

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

In a positive review, USA Today's Maeve McDermott praised the series for its "insightful guests, no-holds-barred topics and Smith’s magnetic hosting presence" and favorably compared to other television series saying, "Unlike the web of other celebrity TV shows featuring manufactured family drama and few moments of actual clarity, though, the revealing conversations on Red Table Talk have authentic, difficult lessons at their center."[10] In another encouraging criticism, The Washington Post's Bethonie Butler was equally approving saying, "It's a shrewd business move for the Smiths to acknowledge and address long-standing rumors about their family in a format they can control. That said, there's an authenticity woven throughout the episodes that makes Red Table Talk stand out amid a surplus of celebrity-hosted talk shows."[11] The show received a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the informative talk-show category.[7]

Viewership[edit]

By July 17, 2018, the show's debut episode had been watched 27 million times and episode ten had accumulated 21 million views.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 Streamy Award Non-Fiction Series Red Table Talk Nominated [12][13]
People's Choice Award The Daytime Talk Show of 2018 Red Table Talk Nominated [14][15]
2019 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Red Table Talk Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Host in a Talk or News / Information (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris Won [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Todisco, Eric. "Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk Returns on Facebook Watch with All-New Episodes May 6". People.com. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ Huver, Scott (May 7, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith Kicks Off First 'Red Table Talk'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 18, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mom Adrienne Set Facebook Talk Show: Sundance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Weiss, Geoff (January 19, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith To Host Intergenerational Talk Show On Facebook Watch - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (April 23, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mom Adrienne Launch 'Deeply Personal' Facebook Talk Show". People. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2018). "'Red Table Talk' With Jada Pinkett Smith Gets 13 Additional Episodes On Facebook Watch". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2019-03-20). "Facebook's 'Red Table Talk' Garners Daytime Emmy Nomination". Variety. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  8. ^ "Red Table Talk – Listings". Next Episode. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Curry Women Trailer - Red Table Talk". Facebook Watch. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  10. ^ a b McDermott, Maeve (July 17, 2018). "Jada Pinkett and the Smith family are refreshingly open, and it's made 'Red Table Talk' a must-watch". USA Today. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Butler, Bethonie (October 29, 2018). "The understated genius of Jada Pinkett Smith's 'Red Table Talk'". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  12. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 25, 2018). "Streamy Awards Unveils Nominations; YouTube Named Distribution Partner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  13. ^ Haring, Bruce (October 21, 2018). "Streamy Awards Honor 24 Winners In Prelims To 8th Annual Event". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 5, 2018). "People's Choice Awards Unveils New Categories; Opens Nomination Voting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (November 11, 2018). "People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  16. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/03/naacp-image-awards-2019-winners-list-1202585472/

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