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.
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.