The Real (TV series)
From L-R: Mowry, Braxton, Bailon, Love and Mai
|Created by||SallyAnn Salsano|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||170|
|Executive producer(s)||SallyAnn Salsano
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original release||July 15, 2013– present|
The Real is an American syndicated talk show that debuted on July 15, 2013. The series initially received a trial run on Fox owned markets in the summer of 2013. The series was developed as a talk show 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.
In the summer of 2013, it was announced that the series was ordered for a test run on seven Fox owned stations, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston and Tampa. In October 2013, it was announced that The Real had been green-lit for a national syndicated launch and it would premiere on September 15, 2014. with reruns airing on BET.
The panel consisted of actress Tamera Mowry 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 Bailon 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 panelist on Chelsea Lately.
On May 22, 2016, Warner Bros. Domestic Television announced that Braxton would no longer be apart of the cast.
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.
Awards and nominations
||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Hairstyling||Robbi Rogers, Kya Bilal, Alyson Black-Barrie, Ray Dodson, Adriana Tesler, Noogie Thai||Nominated||
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Makeup||Sarah Hall, Pamela, Farmer, Motoko Honjo, Hyun-Jung Kim, Uzmee Krakovszki, Terrell Mullin||Nominated||
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host||Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry||Nominated||
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Hairstyling||Roberta Rogers-Windley, Ray D, James Davis, Jeuge Master Karim, Noogie Thai||Nominated||
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Makeup||Melanie Mills, Glen Alen, Motoko Honjo Clayton, Eva Kim, Uzmee Krakovski, Keesh Winkler-Smith||Nominated||
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment||The Real||Nominated||
- 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.
- "It’s Official: ‘The Real’ Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". Deadline.com. June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- 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.
- Block, Alex Ben (October 31, 2013). "'The Real' Gets National Syndication and Cable Pick Up". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Bibel, Sara (October 31, 2013). "FOX Owned Television Stations Pick Up Syndicated Talk Show 'The Real' for Fall 2014". TV by the Numbers.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2015). "‘The Real’ Renewed For Second Season". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Stanhope, Kate (October 29, 2015). "'The Real' Renewed for Two Seasons". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- "'The Real' Co-Hosts & First Lady Michelle Obama Talk 'Better Make Room' Movement". Extra. January 25, 2016.
- "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 31, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.