Adrienne Houghton’s Fox Daytime Talk Show “The Real” Renewed for Two More Seasons

Adrienne Houghton is keepin’ it real…

Fox Television Stations has renewed its hit daytime syndicated talk show The Real, featuring the 34-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer-songwriter, actress and dancer as a co-host, for two more seasons.

Adrienne Houghton

The Real, which premiered in July 2013 during a successful trial summer run, has been renewed the series for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons on Fox’s O&Os in 17 markets, reaching over 37% of television homes.

The Daytime Emmy-nominated talker has grown into a social media powerhouse with more than 12 million social actions last season, and it’s on pace to eclipse that number midway through this season.

In addition, The Real has the youngest average age of all talk shows in syndication, at 51.

Hosts Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley bring their unique perspectives to the show through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships.

“’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,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “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.”

“On one hand, it’s very gratifying to be renewing a program that started as a test,” said Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President, Programming, Fox Television Stations. “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.”

In season four, The Real was live for the first time, giving the viewers a chance to interact with the hosts during the show in real time, via social media.

Fox to Air Ana Maria Polo’s Arbitration Show “Ana Polo Rules” in August

Ana María Polo is ready to rule

Fox Television Stations has expanded its summer lineup with the 58-year-old Cuban lawyer and television arbitrator on Caso Cerrado’s own series getting the greenlight.

Ana María Polo

Polo’s Ana Polo Rules is a new arbitration show featuring the star of the wildly popular Caso Cerrado, currently on Telemundo.

As the only television judge with a court show simultaneously in both English and Spanish language TV, Judge Polo will settle small claims cases and family disputes.

Ana Polo will be broadcast on select Fox-owned stations for a three week preview beginning in on August 7

The half-hour program will be produced by Cinemat in Miami.

Bailon’s Syndicated Talk Show “The Real” Renewed for Two Seasons

Adrienne Bailon is staying real

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality’s syndicated talk show has been renewed for two more seasons.

Adrienne Bailon on The Real

On the strength of year-to-year ratings gains, The Real has become the first syndicated talk show in years to earn a third-season renewal.

And the panel show has done one better than that, getting a renewal for a third and a fourth season by its core station group, the Fox Television Stations, where the talker originated with a trial run in summer 2013.

The Real, from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, also has become the first freshman or sophomore syndicated talk show this season to get a pickup for next fall.

In Season 2, The Real is up +14% nationally in the key women 25-54 demo, one of only four talk shows in the past 10 years to post sophomore-season ratings improvement. The Real also is one of only two talk shows seeing national rating gains year-over-year this fall.

On the Fox stations, season to date, The Real (0.9 in women 25-54) is even with last season. Paired with Wendy Williams in 16 of the top 25 LPM markets, The Real is retaining 100% of its Wendy Williams lead-in share season to date with all key female demos.

The Real has been an important piece in building our growing daytime lineup,” said Frank Cicha, SVP Programming at Fox Television Stations. “In fact, in our universe, it often beats or ties The View. That alone is worth two more years in my book.”

The Real is a panel talk show hosted by Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

The Real in its second season has expanded on its promise of connecting with the diverse daytime television viewers and is delivering substantial ratings growth in the process,” said WBDTD president Ken Werner. “The series did not invent this genre of television program, nor are they only talk panel on television, but what The Real has done is differentiate itself from the others, quickly becoming an original, distinct and entertaining hour that has giving viewers a reason to make an appointment each and every day.”