'The Real' Host Loni Love Claims Fox Hasn't Canceled Talk Show, Accuses Leakers Of Trying To Stir The Pot
Comedian Loni Love is scoffing at reports Fox has canceled the daytime talk show she co-hosts with Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Garcelle Beauvais.
Last week, sources told The Jasmine Brand the network had decided to ax the show amid struggling ratings. The news seems likely given Fox has been dropping shows left and right — with both Nick Cannon and Dr. Oz's daughter's shows not returning for another go.
The report caught the eye of Loni who admits she called up the network after reading she was out of a job.
She wrote under the outlet's Instagram post, "I asked The Studio if your report was true .. they said no decision has been made yet…. So maybe your source is a competitor that wants the show to go away."
She added, "There are two new Black shows coming on Fox maybe your source wants to do this to stir the pot .. either way there are crew members affected and plans need to be made!!!! We will see soon!!!"
One of the shows Loni is referencing is Jennifer Hudson's recently announced talk show on Fox. The show was announced earlier this month and will be produced by Warner Bros. TV. The production company is putting together The Jennifer Hudson Show as Ellen's talk show is leaving the air. Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly — who worked on Ellen — will work as showrunners on Hudson's show.
The other show is Sherri Shepherd's new show that is set to replace The Wendy Williams Show.
The Real launched in 2013 with Loni, Adrienne, Jeannie, Tamar Braxton, and Tamera Mowry. The producer behind the talk show is SallyAnn Salsano — famous for creating MTV's Jersey Shore.
Loni, Adrienne and Jeannie have all showed signs they appear to be headed in new directions. Rumors have circulated that Jeannie is in talks to appear on the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Loni is a regular on various E! shows, and Adrienne recently bought her "forever" home in New York — despite the show being filmed in Los Angeles.
Fox has yet to comment on the matter.