‘The Real’ Officially Canceled After 8 Seasons

By Brooks Welch

Well, it’s been real. The three time Daytime Emmy and two time NAACP Image Award-winning talk show, ‘The Real‘ has been officially canceled after eight seasons.

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television/Telepictures canceled the beloved talk show, declining to extend it to a ninth season, according to Variety. The decision is unrelated to the launch of “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”

Co-host Loni Love tweeted, “In the end The Real cast & crew did everything we could to scale the show down..We shot 7-8 shows in 3 days, no audience, made a conference room into a studio, but in my opinion Covid costs killed this show,” Love said on Twitter. “It’s been a great ride and thanks to the viewers for 8 great seasons!”

“It [w]as a fun ride!! Got to work with an group of amazing women and crew,” Garcelle Beauvais tweeted.

Besides Love and Beauvais, the rest of the panel, Adrienne Bailon Houghton and Jeannie Mai Jenkins, has yet to publicly comment, reports LA Times.

The show, which aired in Fox-owned stations in major markets, utilized a panel strip format similar to “The View.” The syndicated series created by “Jersey Shore” executive producer SallyAnn Salsano was known for offering perspectives from multicultural women and aiming at a young adult audience. The original hosts included actor Tamera Mowry-Housley, stylist Jeannie Mai, singer Tamar Braxton and singer an actress Loni Love.

Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tamar Braxton were both co-hosts when “The Real” premiered in 2013 but have since left the show. Amanda Seales also had a short stint on the talk show before Garcelle Beauvais joined as a permanent co-host.