The news broke this week that the daytime talk show The Real is ending after eight seasons but the hosts Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love & Jeannie Mai seemed to be giving hints for months they were headed in new directions.
Earlier today, The Jasmine Brand was the first to report on the cancellation based on their sources.
Insiders claim Fox has decided to pull the plug on the SallyAnn Salsano-produced program. The show has been struggling with ratings for months and the producers have been working overtime to try and spice up the content.
The current lineup of hosts consists of Adrienne, Loni, Jeannie and Garcelle Beauvais. The original lineup — when the show launched in 2013 — included Tamera Mowry and Tamar Braxton.
Braxton ended up being fired from the show which led to her accusing Love of orchestrating her exit.
Despite winning awards and going viral with their interviews, it appears the show will be wrapping up this year. While viewers have been in the dark about the show's troubles, it seems like the hosts had an idea.
As one fan on Twitter pointed out, "All the signs were there. Loni been on E! Consistently. Adrianne [sic] moving to NYC. Jeannie rumored to be on RHOA."
The fan had valid points. Love has been a regular guest host on various E! shows for the past several months — a potential indication she is gearing up for a new job at a new network.
Back in June, Bailon and her husband Israel announced they purchased their "forever" home in New York. The only problem is The Real is shot in Los Angeles on the studio lot.
Another big clue came earlier this month when rumors started to swirl that Mai was potentially replacing Kandi Burruss on the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Mai is married to rapper Jeezy who lives in Atlanta. It wouldn't be a crazy thought for Bravo producers to add her given Beauvais stars on RHOBH.
The network has yet to officially comment on the cancelation. The Real joins a long list of talk shows canceled this year including programs from Jerry Springer, Nick Cannon and Dr. Oz's daughter.