After weeks of rumors, “The Real” will conclude its run after eight seasons in daytime syndication. The talk show is hosted by Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai Jenkins, and currently ranks 14th out of 15 shows in the segment among television households, averaging a mere 0.3 rating during the most recent week in which figures are available (week of March 21-25, 2022).
According to Deadline, the upcoming launch of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” is reportedly not the reason for the show’s demise even though its core station group, the FOX Stations, is set to carry the new talk show on their fall 2022 schedules. Instead, the group decided it was best to not continue with the veteran talk show for another season, likely due to poor ratings.
“In the end ‘The Real’ cast & crew did everything we could to scale the show down..We shot 7-8 shows in 3 days, no audience, made a conference room into a studio, but in my opinion Covid costs killed this show.. it’s been a great ride and thanks to the viewers for 8 great seasons!” said Love on Twitter following the show’s cancellation.
“It as a fun ride!! Got to work with an group of amazing women and crew,” commented Beauvais.
Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, “The Real” is the latest syndicated series to receive its walking papers, joining “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Nick Cannon Show,” “Maury,” “Dr. Oz,” “DailyMailTV,” “The Good Dish,” “Judge Jerry,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Doctors.”