The long-running daytime talk show The Real is set to be canceled — leaving Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Garcelle Beauvais out of a job.
The Jasmine Brand broke the story, the network has decided to pull the plug on the SallyAnn Salsano-produced program due to ratings suffering during the past season. Sources say the crew has yet to be notified of the decision.
The show has lasted 8 seasons and has gone through several changes to the host lineup. The original cast included Adrienne, Loni, Jeannie — along with Tamera Mowry and Tamar Braxton.
The show launched in 2013 and Tamar was out by 2016. Braxton would later accuse Love of working behind the scenes to get her fired. She accused the comedian of writing a letter to the network asking for Braxton to be removed as co-host. Braxton reignited the feud with Loni in 2019 when she publicly told her ex-coworker to "cut the BS."
Tamar was replaced in 2020 with comedian Amanda Seales but she left in less than a year claiming she was unable to talk about real issues on the show and lack of minority execs at one of the production companies behind the show, Telepictures.
The show then hired Garcelle — who brought the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers over —who has been a host ever since.
The cancelation is the latest talk show to get the ax. This week has seen Nick Cannon and Dr. Oz's daughter's daytime shows get canceled over poor ratings. Sources claim the staff on Oz's daughter's show are furious because the staff moved over from his show to the new show after he decided to run for office. Many blame him for them being out of a job.
Jerry Springer's judge show is also getting the boot.
The Wendy Williams Show is also off at Fox and being replaced by Sherri Shepherd's new talk show, Sherri. The only successful talk show launch in the past couple of years is The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS.