Red Table Talk

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Red Table Talk
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GenreTalk show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (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.

Premise[edit]

Red Table Talk provides "a forum where the perspectives of three different generations on a wide variety of topics are shared."[1]

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.[2] It was expected the show would premiere in April 2018.[3]

On April 23, 2018, it was announced that the show would premiere on May 7, 2018.[4] 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.[5]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleFeatured guestOriginal release date
1"Motherhood"Sheree FletcherMay 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)
2"Surviving Loss"N/AMay 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)
3"Body Confessions! Jada Tells All At The Table"N/AMay 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
4"Girls Trippin' with Gabrielle Union"Gabrielle UnionMay 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
5"Growing Up Smith!"Jaden SmithJune 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
6"Let's Talk About SEX!"Telana LynumJune 11, 2018 (2018-06-11)
7"EJ & Cookie Johnson: Daring To Be Different"Cookie Johnson & EJ JohnsonJune 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)
8"Tiffany Haddish in the House!"Tiffany HaddishJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
9"Cesar Millan: From Illegal Immigrant to American Dream"Cesar MillanJuly 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)
10"Facing Addiction: Jada & Adrienne Share Their Family's Story"August Alsina & Ashley MarieJuly 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)
11"Becoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Part 1)"Will SmithOctober 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)
12"Our Unique Union (Part 2)"Will SmithOctober 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
13"Leah Remini: Setting the Record Straight"Leah ReminiNovember 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)
14"The Racial Divide: Women of Color & White Women"Jane ElliottNovember 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
15"Domestic Abuse: When Love Turns Violent"Crystal & SelenaNovember 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
16"Surviving Divorce With Toni Braxton"Toni BraxtonNovember 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)

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."[6]

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.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 8th Streamy Awards Non-Fiction Series Red Table Talk Nominated [7][8]
44th People's Choice Awards The Daytime Talk Show of 2018 Red Table Talk Nominated [9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huver, Scott (May 7, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith Kicks Off First 'Red Table Talk'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 18, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mom Adrienne Set Facebook Talk Show: Sundance". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Weiss, Geoff (January 19, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith To Host Intergenerational Talk Show On Facebook Watch - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (April 23, 2018). "Jada Pinkett Smith, Daughter Willow & Mom Adrienne Launch 'Deeply Personal' Facebook Talk Show". People. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 25, 2018). "Streamy Awards Unveils Nominations; YouTube Named Distribution Partner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Haring, Bruce (October 21, 2018). "Streamy Awards Honor 24 Winners In Prelims To 8th Annual Event". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 5, 2018). "People's Choice Awards Unveils New Categories; Opens Nomination Voting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (November 11, 2018). "People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

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