Red Table Talk

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Red Table Talk
Red Table Talk logo.png
GenreTalk show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes95 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Ellen Rakieten
  • Miguel Melendez
  • Gennifer Gardiner
  • Todd Yasui
ProducerLisa Wilson
CinematographyAdrian Pruett
Running time16–27 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkFacebook Watch
Original releaseMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Red Table Talk is an American talk show starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Jada’s mother, 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] Facebook Watch renewed the web series for a third and fourth season, released on February 26, 2020 and March 31, 2021, respectively.

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]

The show launched an overall deal with iHeart Media to launch a podcast radio network.[8]

Episodes[edit]

Seasons of Red Table Talk
SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
127May 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)March 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
223May 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)December 16, 2019 (2019-12-16)
326February 26, 2020 (2020-02-26)December 29, 2020 (2020-12-29)
4TBAMarch 31, 2021 (2021-03-31)TBA

Season 1 (2018–19)[edit]

Red Table Talk, season 1 episodes
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 & 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]

Red Table Talk, season 2 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date [9]
281"First Ladies of the NBA: Meet the Curry’s"Ayesha Curry, Sonya Curry, Sydel Curry-Lee & Callie Rivers[10]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 Jonsson & Arial JonssonMay 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
314"The Roadblocks Between You and Love"Jay Shetty & 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?"N/AJune 24, 2019 (2019-06-24)
369"Children Forced Into Marriage: A National Disgrace"N/AJuly 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)
3710"Should White People Adopt Black Children"Kristin DavisJuly 8, 2019 (2019-07-08)
3811"Will Smith's Emergency Family Meeting"Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey SmithSeptember 23, 2019 (2019-09-23)
3912"Chelsea Handler Confronts White Privilege"Chelsea HandlerSeptember 30, 2019 (2019-09-30)
4013"Living Your Truth: A Transgender Pastor Speaks Out"Paula WilliamsOctober 7, 2019 (2019-10-07)
4114"Alicia Keys: Uncensored"Alicia KeysOctober 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)
4215"Raised by White Parents: A Black Adoptee Speaks"Angela TuckerOctober 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)
4316"The Narcissism Epidemic"Ramani DurvasulaOctober 28, 2019 (2019-10-28)
4417"Demi Moore and Her Daughters"Demi Moore, Rumer Willis & Tallulah WillisNovember 4, 2019 (2019-11-04)
4518"Surviving Addiction: A Path to Healing"Tommy DavidsonNovember 11, 2019 (2019-11-11)
4619"Loving and Losing Whitney Houston: Robyn Crawford Speaks Out"Robyn CrawfordNovember 18, 2019 (2019-11-18)
4720"Rapper T.I. and His Wife Tiny Set The Record Straight"T.I. & Tameka "Tiny" HarrisNovember 25, 2019 (2019-11-25)
4821"T.I. and Tiny: Back from the Brink of Divorce (Part 2)"T.I. & Tameka "Tiny" HarrisDecember 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)
4922"Ask Us Anything"N/ADecember 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
5023"Smith Family Medical Results Revealed"Mark Hyman, Will Smith, Jaden SmithDecember 16, 2019 (2019-12-16)

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

Red Table Talk, season 3 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date
511"What Snoop Dogg Wants Everyone to Know"Snoop DoggFebruary 26, 2020 (2020-02-26)
522"What You Need to Know About Coronavirus"Will Smith & Trey SmithMarch 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)
533"Managing Our Anxiety & Fear During COVID-19"Jay Shetty & Ramani DurvasulaMarch 25, 2020 (2020-03-25)
544"Coping with Addiction During Coronavirus"Mike DowApril 8, 2020 (2020-04-08)
555"A Girls Trip Coronavirus Quarantine Reunion"Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish & Queen LatifahApril 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)
566"How Your Relationship Can Survive Quarantine"Michaela Boehm, John Gray & Aventer GrayApril 29, 2020 (2020-04-29)
577"Mother's Day Surprises for Coronavirus Heroes"Sandra Bullock & Tamela MannMay 8, 2020 (2020-05-08)
588"Colorism: Why Black People Discriminate Against Each Other"Mia Pitts & Madison MilesMay 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
599"How Gun Violence Affects Women"Lauren London, Erica Ford, Rain Stippec & Dani RobinsonJune 3, 2020 (2020-06-03)
6010"Black America In Crisis"Angela Davis & Tamika MalloryJune 19, 2020 (2020-06-19)
6111"Jada and Will: Their First One-on-One Conversation"Will Smith, Jaden Smith & Trey SmithJune 21, 2020 (2020-06-21)
6212"Jada Brings Herself to the Table"Will SmithJuly 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
6313"Life Changing Lessons with Brené Brown"Brené BrownSeptember 28, 2020 (2020-09-28)
6414"Fed Up and Fired Up: Ice Cube’s Bold Plan for Black America"Ice CubeOctober 6, 2020 (2020-10-06)
6515"Mom Shaming: The New Epidemic"Jessica Alba & Ashley GrahamOctober 13, 2020 (2020-10-13)
6616"Sexual Consent: What Every Woman Should Know"Amber Rose, Rumer Willis & DeAndre LevyOctober 20, 2020 (2020-10-20)
6717"Why Are Women Mean to Each Other?"Jemele Hill & Cari ChampionOctober 27, 2020 (2020-10-27)
6818"Secret Struggles of “The Most Controversial Person on the Internet”"Jameela JamilNovember 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
6919"Breaking Family Cycles with Matthew McConaughey"Matthew McConaugheyNovember 17, 2020 (2020-11-17)
7020"Will Smith’s Red Table Takeover: Resolving Conflict"Will Smith, Janet Hubert, & Ramani DurvasulaNovember 20, 2020 (2020-11-20)
7121"Red Table Recipes: Cooking for the Holidays"Will Smith, Sheree Zampino, Tabitha Brown, & Joshuah NishiNovember 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)
7222"Red Table Transformations"N/ADecember 1, 2020 (2020-12-01)
7323"Olivia Jade Speaks Out"Olivia Jade GiannulliDecember 8, 2020 (2020-12-08)
7424"How to Heal a Broken Heart"Michaela BoehmDecember 15, 2020 (2020-12-15)
7525"Suicide Attempt Survivors Speak Out"N/ADecember 22, 2020 (2020-12-22)
7626"How to Handle #Awkward Conversations"Kym Whitley & Philip GalanesDecember 29, 2020 (2020-12-29)

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

Red Table Talk, season 1 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date
771"“I'd Never Been With a Woman Before!” Niecy Nash Sets the Record Straight"Niecy Nash & Jessica BettsMarch 31, 2021 (2021-03-31)
782"Secrets to Surviving a Narcissist in Your Life"Ramani DurvasulaApril 7, 2021 (2021-04-07)
793"An Urgent Warning from Bobby Brown"Bobby Brown & Alicia Etheredge-BrownApril 14, 2021 (2021-04-14)
804"Is Polyamory for You?"N/AApril 28, 2021 (2021-04-28)
815"Willow’s Mother’s Day Surprise"Shirley Caesar & Wicked WisdomMay 5, 2021 (2021-05-05)
826"The Invisible Black Women Epidemic"Tressie McMillan Cottom, Tamika Mallory, Ramani Durvasula & Candice NorcottMay 13, 2021 (2021-05-13)
837"Confronting The Divide Between Black and Asian Americans"Michael Eric Dyson, Min Jin Lee & Lisa LingMay 19, 2021 (2021-05-19)
848"Red Table Tattoos with Dr. Woo"Brian WooMay 26, 2021 (2021-05-26)
859"Kelly Osbourne Comes Clean"Kelly OsbourneJune 2, 2021 (2021-06-02)
8610"Meet Our Wellness Queen"Queen AfuaJune 9, 2021 (2021-06-09)
8711"Paris Jackson x Willow Smith One-on-One"Paris JacksonJune 16, 2021 (2021-06-16)
8812"Will Smith Brings Kevin Hart to the Red Table"Will Smith & Kevin HartJune 20, 2021 (2021-06-20)
8913"Salma Hayek’s Best Advice"Salma HayekJune 23, 2021 (2021-06-23)
9014"Are You Drinking Too Much? A Wake Up Call for Women"Annie GraceJuly 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)
9115"Jada Goes Bald!"Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji & Sidra SmithSeptember 15, 2021 (2021-09-15)
9216"Jada’s Surprise 50th Birthday Celebration"Angela Bassett, Mariah Carey, Ciara, George Clooney, Missy Elliott, Bethenny Frankel, Meagan Good, Tia Mowry, Gloria Estefan, Arsenio Hall, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lauren London, Duane Martin, MC Lyte, Method Man, Trevor Noah, Octavia Spencer, Michael Strahan, Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe, Kerry Washington, Toni Braxton, Jaden Smith & Trey SmithSeptember 22, 2021 (2021-09-22)
9317"Brazilian Butt Lifts: What to Know"Michelle Visage & Myla Bennett-PowellSeptember 29, 2021 (2021-09-29)
9418"Cyberstalking: How to Protect Yourself"N/AOctober 6, 2021 (2021-10-06)
9519"Help Us Find Missing People with Elizabeth Smart"Elizabeth SmartOctober 13, 2021 (2021-10-13)

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."[11] 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."[12] 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.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award nominations for Red Table Talk
Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 Streamy Awards Non-Fiction Series Red Table Talk Nominated [13][14]
People's Choice Awards The Daytime Talk Show of 2018 Red Table Talk Nominated [15][16]
2019 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Red Table Talk Nominated [17]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Host in a Talk or News / Information (Series or Special) - Individual or Ensemble Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris Won [18]
2021 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Talk Show Red Table Talk Nominated [19]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Talk/Topical Show Red Table Talk Nominated [20]
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Informative Red Table Talk Won [21]
Red Table Talk: The Estefans Nominated
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris (from Red Table Talk) Nominated
Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan and Lili Estefan (from Red Table Talk: The Estefans) Nominated
Outstanding Daytime Non-fiction Special Red Table Talk: Will Smith’s Red Table Takeover: Resolving Conflict Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling Red Table Talk Nominated
Outstanding Make-Up Nominated

References[edit]

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  15. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 5, 2018). "People's Choice Awards Unveils New Categories; Opens Nomination Voting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  16. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (November 11, 2018). "People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  17. ^ Lena Grossman (May 5, 2019). "Daytime Emmy Awards 2019: The Complete List of Winners". E!Online.
  18. ^ Bennett, Anita; N'Duka, Amanda (March 31, 2019). "Beyoncé Nabs Entertainer Of The Year, 'Black Panther', 'Black-Ish' Among Top Winners At 50th NAACP Image Awards". Deadline Hollywood.
  19. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (January 18, 2021). "Critics Choice Awards TV Nominations: 'Ozark', 'The Crown' & Netflix Lead". Deadline. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  20. ^ "Your 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations are Here: See the Full List". MTV News. April 19, 2021.
  21. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 25, 2021). "Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations Unveiled, Include Posthumous Noms For Alex Trebek, Larry King". Deadline. Retrieved May 27, 2021.

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