10:29am PT by Michael O'Connell
'The Real' Renewed for 2 More Seasons
The Real will be keeping it as such for at least two more years. The sophomore talker, from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures, has been renewed for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
“The Real has carved out an impressive home in the daytime space,” Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution president Ken Werner said Monday in a statement. “The uniqueness of the series is not in its format, but rather in its hosts, whose individuals voices are distinctive and fun and collectively have created a unique destination for conversations that cannot be found elsewhere. Growing in their second season is a great achievement and is a leading indicator of continued success and growth in the years ahead.”
Like The View and The Talk before it, The Real is a panel talk show and features Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Tamar Braxton. The renewal, which covers stations in 95 percent of the country, includes Fox, Sinclair, Hearst, Tribune, Media General, Nexstar, Cox, Gray, Weigel, Sunbeam, Scripps, Raycom, Tegna, Northwest, Meredith, Marshall, Mission, Cordillera, Entravision, Mckinnon and News Press.
The Real also enjoys a second life on BET, where it airs encores every weeknight.
“We’re so proud of how The Real has grown from season to season,” said Telepictures business operations and programming executive vp Donna Redier Linsk. “Every day our hosts discuss a wide range of topics in their unique voices, having honest and compelling conversations that resonate with our viewers — and we can't wait to see where season three takes us.”
On top of ratings growth, The Real recently nabbed four Daytime Emmy nominations, including one for outstanding talk show/entertainment.