The Real (TV series)

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The Real
The Real logo.svg
Genre Talk show
Presented by
Opening theme "This is Our Time"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 516 (as of May 31, 2017)
Executive producer(s) SallyAnn Salsano
Rachel Miskowiec
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Syndication
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15) – present (present)
External links

The Real is an American syndicated talk show. The series initially received a trial run on Fox owned markets in the summer of 2013. The series was developed as a talk show designed to appeal to younger female viewers who, like the co-hosts, were experiencing new events in their lives. It was green-lit for national syndication later that fall and officially premiered the following year.


From L-R: Mowry-Housley, Mai, Houghton and Love.

In the summer of 2013, it was announced that the series was ordered for a test run on seven Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston and Tampa.[1][2][3] In October 2013, it was announced that The Real had been green-lit for a national syndicated launch and would premiere on September 15, 2014.[4] with reruns airing on BET.[5]

In February 2015, Warner Bros. announced the series had been renewed for a second season.[6] In October 2015, the series was renewed for another two seasons, allowing it to air through 2018.[7][8]

SallyAnn Salsano and Rachel Miskowiec are recognized as the series' executive producers; it is produced by 495 Productions and Telepictures Productions, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.[9][10][11][12]



Co-host Seasons
Pilot 1 2 3
Adrienne Houghton
Loni Love
Jeannie Mai
Tamera Mowry-Housley
Tamar Braxton-Herbert

Seasons 1–2[edit]

The panel consisted of actress Tamera Mowry-Housley from the 1990s sitcom, Sister, Sister; hostess and fashion expert Jeannie Mai; R&B singer and television personality, Tamar Braxton, best known for her hit reality series Braxton Family Values; singer and actress Adrienne Houghton, known for being the lead singer in groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls; and comedian and actress Loni Love, known for being the runner up on Star Search 26 and a panelist on Chelsea Lately.[13][14]

Season 3[edit]

On May 22, 2016, Warner Bros. Domestic Television announced that Tamar Braxton would no longer be a part of the cast. Although reports show Tamar Braxton left involuntarily, she was terminated before the third season premiered.[15][16][17]

Season 4[edit]

On TBA 2017.

Notable episodes[edit]

The Real celebrated its 100th episode on February 24, 2015. In January 2016, the co-hosts traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama. In addition to granting an interview, The First Lady and the co-hosts spoke to high schoolers about college.[18][19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Honorees Result Ref
42nd Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyling Robbi Rogers, Kya Bilal, Alyson Black-Barrie, Ray Dodson, Adriana Tesler, Noogie Thai Nominated
Outstanding Makeup Sarah Hall, Pamela Farmer, Motoko Honjo, Hyun-Jung Kim, Uzmee Krakovszki, Terrell Mullin Nominated
43rd Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment The Real Nominated
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Bailon, Braxton, Love, Mai, Mowry-Housley Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling Roberta Rogers-Windley, Ray D, James Davis, Jeuge Master Karim, Noogie Thai Nominated
Outstanding Makeup Melanie Mills, Glen Alen, Motoko Honjo Clayton, Eva Kim, Uzmee Krakovski, Keesh Winkler-Smith Nominated
48th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Talk Series The Real Nominated
44th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Braxton, Houghton, Love, Mai, Mowry-Housley Nominated


  1. ^ Nededog, Jethro (June 12, 2013). "Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley Talk Show ‘The Real’ Gets Test Run on Fox Stations". TheWrap. The Wrap News Inc. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "It’s Official: ‘The Real’ Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 31, 2013). "Tamera Mowry & Tamar Braxton Among Hosts Of New Syndicated Talk Show Getting Summer Trial Run On Fox Stations". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Block, Alex Ben (October 31, 2013). "'The Real' Gets National Syndication and Cable Pick Up". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 31, 2013). "FOX Owned Television Stations Pick Up Syndicated Talk Show 'The Real' for Fall 2014". TV by the Numbers. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2015). "‘The Real’ Renewed For Second Season". Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ Stanhope, Kate (October 29, 2015). "'The Real' Renewed for Two Seasons". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, October 29". The Futon Critic. October 29, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "About the Show, The Real". The Real. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Show: The Real on Fox on Daytime". 495 Productions. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 18, 2015). "‘The Real’ Names Rachel Miskowiec As New Showrunner". Deadline. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "SallyAnn Salsano Steps Down From ‘The Real’ As Showrunner, Will Be Consultant". Deadline. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Telepictures Productions to Produce 4-Week Test of Talk Show "The Real" to be Distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution". The Futon Critic. June 13, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ ""The Real" Renewed in 95%+ of the U.S.". The Futon Critic. April 11, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 22, 2016). "Tamar Braxton Exits ‘The Real’ Talk Show". Deadline. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  16. ^ Heller, Corrine (May 23, 2016). "Tamar Braxton Is Leaving The Real Talk Show". E Online. E News!. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Daytime Emmy(R)-Nominated Talk Show "The Real" Returns for Season Three with "Free Money, Honey" and "Fan-Cash-Tic Giveaways" During Premiere Week". The Futon Critic. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ "'The Real' Co-Hosts & First Lady Michelle Obama Talk 'Better Make Room' Movement". Extra. January 25, 2016. 
  19. ^ "First Lady Michelle Obama to Get "Real" on Education". The Futon Critic. January 21, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 31, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c d "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  22. ^ Kinane, Ruth (December 13, 2016). "Beyonce leads the pack of 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominees". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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