This is no small feat!
The ladies of The Real deserve quite a bit of credit, because their show was just renewed — for TWO more seasons — in a TV market where renewal has been extremely tough to come by lately for syndicated talk shows!
On the strength of great ratings, the panel talk show — hosted by Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley — will be back in syndication for seasons three and four on Fox Television Stations, according to is distribution partner, Warner Brothers.
Frank Cicha, the senior vice president of programming at Fox Television Stations, had this to say about the show:
“The Real has been an important piece in building our growing daytime lineup. In fact, in our universe, it often beats or ties The View. That alone is worth two more years in my book.”
Wow!! Strong words, especially calling out a daytime talk powerhouse by name!
Ken Werner, the president of Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution, also said good things about the show and the women who run it:
“The Real in its second season has expanded on its promise of connecting with the diverse daytime television viewers and is delivering substantial ratings growth in the process. The series did not invent this genre of television program, nor are they only talk panel on television, but what The Real has done is differentiate itself from the others, quickly becoming an original, distinct and entertaining hour that has giving viewers a reason to make an appointment each and every day.”
Amazing! Considering The Real is one of just four talk shows in the last decade to post a ratings improvement from its first season to its second, bringing it back for two more years is a no-brainer!
Congrats, ladies, you deserve it all — so happy for you and The Real!!!
[Image via Warner Brothers.]