The Real (talk show)

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The Real
The Real logo.svg
GenreTalk show
Presented by
Opening theme"This is Our Time" by Tamille Doswell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes745 (as of November 16, 2018)
Production
Executive producer(s)SallyAnn Salsano (season 1-2)
Rachel Miskowiec (season 3-present)
Running time43 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture format
Original releaseJuly 15, 2013 (2013-07-15) – present (present)
External links
Website

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.

On January 3, 2018, Fox Television Stations picked up two more seasons of the series, effectively allowing Warner Bros. Television Distribution to continue to produce it into the 2019-20 television season.[1]

Production[edit]

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.[2][3][4] 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.[5][6]

In February 2015, Warner Bros. announced the series had been renewed for a second season.[7] In October 2015, the series was renewed for a third and fourth seasons, allowing it to air through 2018.[8][9] In January 2018, the series was renewed for a fifth and sixth season, allowing it to air through 2020. [1]

The program switched to broadcasting live day-and-date in its fourth season (though still tape-delayed for stations carrying it in other timeslots), and the series now encores twice nightly nationwide on BET Her for markets where it is otherwise unseen; it had previously aired on BET on a week delay until 2017.[10]

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.[11][12][13][14]

Co-hosts[edit]

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 season 26 and a panelist on Chelsea Lately.[15][16]

Season 3–present[edit]

Tamar Braxton announced her departure from the series through a Warner Bros. press release on May 22, 2016, intending to concentrate on her music career.[17][18][19]

Notable episodes[edit]

The Real celebrated its 100th episode on February 24, 2015.

On November 2, 2015, The Real held an exclusive interview with Rachel Dolezal lasting thirty minutes. In the interview, Dolezal admitted she was born white.[20]

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.[21][22]

On April 30, 2018, The Real held a celebratory episode following their win at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards one day before. [23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Honorees Result Ref
2015
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
2016
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
2017
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
2018
49th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Talk Series The Real Won
45th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Nominated
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Houghton, Love, Mai, Mowry-Housley Won
Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News/Morning Program The Real Nominated
2018 44th People's Choice Awards Daytime Talk Show of 2018 The Real Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (3 January 2018). "'The Real' Renewed By Fox TV Stations Through 2020". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "It's Official: 'The Real' Talk Show Begins Four-Week Test Run July 15". Deadline Hollywood. June 12, 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Block, Alex Ben (October 31, 2013). "'The Real' Gets National Syndication and Cable Pick Up". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 31, 2013). "FOX Owned Television Stations Pick Up Syndicated Talk Show 'The Real' for Fall 2014". TV by the Numbers.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2015). "'The Real' Renewed For Second Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Stanhope, Kate (October 29, 2015). "'The Real' Renewed for Two Seasons". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, October 29". The Futon Critic. October 29, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  10. ^ Rice, Lynette (31 July 2017). "The Real talk show will air live starting this fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  11. ^ "About the Show, The Real". The Real. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Show: The Real on Fox on Daytime". 495 Productions. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 18, 2015). "'The Real' Names Rachel Miskowiec As New Showrunner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "SallyAnn Salsano Steps Down From 'The Real' As Showrunner, Will Be Consultant". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ ""The Real" Renewed in 95%+ of the U.S." The Futon Critic. April 11, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 22, 2016). "Tamar Braxton Exits 'The Real' Talk Show". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  18. ^ Heller, Corrine (May 23, 2016). "Tamar Braxton Is Leaving The Real Talk Show". E Online. E News!. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ FOX. "'The Real' hosts on Rachel Dolezal admitting she was born white". KTTV. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  21. ^ "'The Real' Co-Hosts & First Lady Michelle Obama Talk 'Better Make Room' Movement". Extra. January 25, 2016.
  22. ^ "First Lady Michelle Obama to Get "Real" on Education". The Futon Critic. January 21, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  23. ^ The Real Daytime (2018-04-30), Our Emmys Recap! - Part 1, retrieved 2018-07-26
  24. ^ a b "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: 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.
  25. ^ a b c d "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: 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.
  26. ^ Kinane, Ruth (December 13, 2016). "Beyonce leads the pack of 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominees". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  27. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  28. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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