Another Telepictures talk show wrapped up a successful run in daytime today. The women of The Real — Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Garcelle Beauvais — said goodbye after eight seasons and 1,360 episodes in syndication.
Another high-profile daytime syndicated talk show, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television/Telepictures’ The Real, is ending its run. The program’s current eighth season will be its last after the show’s core station group, the Fox Stations, opted not to renew it for next season. This decision is not believed to be tied to Fox Stations’ recent pickup of Warners/Telepictures’ new daytime syndicated talker The Jennifer Hudson Show, which is expected to air on the main Fox stations, while The Real was carried primarily by its duopoly outlets.
It’s not yet December and already TV stations know with certainty that two of this year’s new shows will return, with two more rookies likely to get second-season renewals. Moreover, stations also already know two more big shows are coming down the pike next year, bringing the total to six before we’ve even hit 2020.
The deal clears the all-new Extra, The Real, TMZ and TMZ Live and will eliminate end breaks across the Fox-owned stations across the country.
The pickup by Fox Television Stations of the syndicated panel show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will deliver seasons five and six.
The Warner Bros. syndicated show will give away prizes from Sept. 12 to Oct. 3 to celebrate the new season.
The singer and reality TV personality has been a regular on the Telepictures Productions syndicated roundtable show since its debut in 2013.
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution gives the green light for more of the panel-talk show, renewing it through 2017-18 season.
The show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in its second season is up 14% percent nationally in its primary demo, women 25-54, compared to last season.
Producers and distributors are hard at work revamping and tweaking magazines, game shows and talkers to improve ratings come September. Nothing’s off limits, including sets, hosts, formats and staff. Case in point: Access Hollywood, which is getting a new set behind those doors.
She is replacing The Real’s creator SallyAnn Salsano as executive producer on the syndicated talker.
Syndicated daytime show The Real has been slammed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations for alleged discrimination against Muslim women.
New talk show The Real is doing well with younger women but Meredith Vieira is struggling, as did prior shows starring former Today co-hosts.
Telepictures announced Tuesday that its rookie talker hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon has been renewed for the 2015-16 season.
SallyAnn Salsano’s freshman panel show is posting encouraging ratings, good enough that distributor Warner Bros. is lining up stations for a second season. “I think we’re like a fungus,” says Salsano of 495 Productions. “We’ll grow and grow and take over. We’re reaching the [young] demographic that’s the hardest to reach in daytime TV. But, we know we have to grow the ratings. We need the word of mouth to spread.”
Having a well-known host does not guarantee a new talk show’s survival. Just ask Katie Couric and Arsenio Hall, two of the highest-profile talk show hosts to debut in syndication over the past few years. Both their efforts failed. This week another new batch of shows premieres, and they hope to survive until a second season against very tall odds.
The announcement follows a four-week test last summer on seven Fox stations. It will also have a cable run on BET.
The daytime talk show hosted by Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley follows its summer test with carriage deals from Cox, Sinclair, Gannett, Local TV, Meredith, Raycom, Media General, Gray, Sunbeam, Griffin and Schurz groups, among others.
Fox’s decision follows a four-week test this summer and clears the way for the show’s national syndication by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The Real is being sold for two years on a cash-plus-barter basis (four national minutes, 11 local minutes).
The panel talk show averaged a 1.1 household rating/4 share, up 57% from its year-ago time slots average and up 22% from its lead-in, based on Nielsen metered market ratings.
In its summer syndication test run, The Real is taking a different approach to the TV talk show format with a younger, multi-ethnic panel. Another new talker, Exhale, is getting a summer tryout on the black-oriented cable channel Aspire.
The summer tests of the two syndie talkers show The Real up in households and the women 18-49 and 25-54 demos from the first week and year-ago time period averages, while Kris is lower.
The two syndicated shows getting tryouts on some Fox O&Os both generated women 25-54 demo increases from their lead-ins year-ago timeslot averages.
The two syndicated shows getting tryouts on some Fox O&Os both generated a 1.1 rating/3 share in households for their debuts Monday and posted time-slot gains in the female demos.
Warner Bros. begins a four-week test next week of the View-style panel talk show.
The panel talk show from Telepictures will get a four-week tryout on seven Fox O&Os beginning July 15.
The syndicated panel show will air this summer and will feature co hosts Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Adrienne Bailon and Loni Love.