Contributed by Rebecca Johnson
Facebook has extended their original series Red Table Talk for three more years, according to Deadline. The talk show is hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith along with her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris and her daughter Willow Smith. The trio tackle generational issues, relationships, social and personal issues between themselves and guests on the show.
The new deal comes with a spinoff hosted by music artist Gloria Estefan. Red Table Talk: The Estefans will be set in Miami and will also be hosted by Estefan’s daughter and musician Emily Estefan and her niece and award-winning TV host Lili Estefan. Smith and Estefan will both executive produce the series.
Pinkett-Smith posed with the Estefans in an Instagram post to announce the new series.
“I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work with these 3 phenomenal women! I am so happy! #REEstefans”
“I’m incredibly excited to carry the Red Table Talk torch with my family in Miami,” said Gloria Estefan in a statement. “Jada and I have spoken about this a lot and feel my daughter, niece and I can tackle issues important to us and our fans with a new and fresh voice.”
The Smith family tackled issues such as rapper T.I.’s controversial comments about his daughter’s virginity, Wale‘s issues with finding love as a celebrity and more. Red Table Talk became Facebook Watch’s most popular show and holds the record for the most-watched original episode on the platform. Their episode with Jordyn Woods after rumors that she had sex with NBA star and father of Khloe Kardashian‘s daughter Tristan Thompson garnered 7.5 million viewers in the first 24 hours. The show resonated with its audience and earned itself an Emmy nomination for best talk show in 2019.