'The Real' renewed for 2 more seasons

Panel talk show The Real is getting two more seasons at Fox.

The syndicated talker from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season, it was announced on Wednesday.

The Real, which airs on all Fox-owned and -operated stations, is hosted by Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley and covers topics ranging from current events to beauty, fashion, relationships and personal conversations about the hosts' lives. The talk show went live for the first time in its fourth season, giving viewers the opportunity to interact with the hosts in real time and growing its social media footprint. The daily, one-hour show has been nominated for both an Emmy and NAACP Image Award.

The renewal includes 17 markets, reaching over 37 percent of television homes in the country. The Real also encores nightly on BET.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, and Adrienne Bailon pose for a portrait at 'Portraits by The Artists Project Sponsored by Foster Grant on' during the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: (L - R) Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Loni Love present the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) TV personalities Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry and Jeannie Mai arrive at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai attend the 48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner at the Pasadena Convention Center on February 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 31: (L-R) TV personalities Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Ross Mathews dressed as Rosie O'Donnell for Halloween, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry pose at Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on October 31, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 01: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Queen Latifah, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love and Adrienne Bailon attend the 2016 ESSENCE Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ryan Theriot/Getty Images for Warner Bros. TV)
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"Since 2010-11 season, 23 talk shows have launched and The Real and Steve Harvey are the only two series to last four or more seasons,” Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution president Ken Werner said in a statement. “While there are other panel talk series on the air, what truly makes The Real stand out from the pack is that it is comprised of four very strong, very authentic and very engaging hosts whose chemistry is unrivaled. Fox has been with us since the start, and we are thrilled that together we have built a strong franchise that will continue to entertain, inform and inspire viewers for years and years to come.”

Frank Cicha, senior vice president of programming at Fox, added: “On one hand, it's very gratifying to be renewing a program that started as a test. On the other hand, it doesn't matter how it got here. Warner Bros. set out to fill a void and it fit our audience perfectly. Congrats to the cast and crew.”

"This season has been a thrill," said executive producer Rachel Miskowiec. “Going live showcases Adrienne, Loni, Jeannie, and Tamara in the best light. They’re able to address the tough questions and the headlines as they break. The news cycle is only getting faster and we’re looking forward to keeping up with the hottest stories and booking more guests to contribute to the conversation."

The Real, which films in Los Angeles, airs on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings).

 

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