Justina Machado to Compete on ABC’s Upcoming Season of “Dancing With The Stars”

Justina Machado’s ready to paso doble her way into your hearts…

The 47-year-old Puerto Rican actress, who currently stars on PopTV’s One Day at a Time, will compete on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars this season.

Justina Machado

Machado will compete against Tiger King’s Carole Baskin, rapper Nelly, Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause and NBA legend Charles Oakley among others for the coveted DTWS mirrorball trophy.

The ABC celebrity ballroom dancing competition series, based on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, will premiere on September 14 with new host Tyra Banks.

This season’s other competirors include Monica Aldama, star of Netflix’s Cheer, Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson, The Real’s Jeannie Mai, Catfish’s Nev Schulman, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, Super Bowl champion Vernon Davis, Anne Heche, Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean, and The Bachelor’s Kaitlyn Bristowe.

This season’s professional dancers include Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and Britt Stewart.

In addition to hosting, Banks will also serve as an executive producer this season. She replaces Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as the show’s host in season 29.

One of the challenges for this season is to ensure that the production adheres to COVID-19 protocols, a trickier move for a dance competition format than many other productions. Details of the health and safety protocols and other format refreshes are expected imminently.

Jai Rodriguez to Host This Weekend’s Daytime Emmy Awards Livestream Honoring Digital Dramas

Jai Rodriguez is livin’ thestream…

The 41-year-old half Puerto Rican actor and former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy talent will host the Daytime Emmy Awards livestream ceremony honoring Digital Dramas this Sunday, while The Real’s Loni Love will host the ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming next Sunday.

Jai Rodriguez

The host announcements were made by The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesNATAS also said the 41st Sports Emmy Awards will livestream on Tuesday, August 11, at 8:00 pm ET, and the 41st News & Documentary awards will stream in mid-to-late September, followed by the 71st Technology & Engineering Emmys in mid-to-late October.

Two dedicated specials will also debut this fall, one recognizing Lifetime Achievement honorees in Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering programming, and the other recognizing Spanish-Language nominees across the genres.

The new formats were designed to fit the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“These unprecedented circumstances demanded new and exciting ways to recognize the great talents creating Daytime television,” said Adam Sharp, president & CEO of NATAS in a statement.

The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honoring Digital Dramas will livestream on Sunday, July 19, 9:00 pm ET. The ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming will stream on Sunday, July 26, 8 p.m. ET. All events will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and smart TV platforms via TheEmmys.tv.

In addition to being one of the original Queer Eye hosts, Rodriguez has appeared on television in Malibu CountryThe MagiciansGrey’s Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.

Adrienne Houghton to Host Facebook Watch Digital Program “Wear It Well”

Adrienne Bailon Houghton is on Watch

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American television host, singer and former Cheetah Girl is headed to Facebook Watch after lifestyle entertainment company Kin struck a deal to produce a slate of programming for the digital platform.

Adrienne Bailon Houghton

Kin, which started as a YouTube multi-channel network, is producing five shows for Facebook Watch, including Bailon Houghton’s Wear it Well

The company self-finances its projects and launches them on social distribution first before moving to TV and OTT services.

Wear it Well follows Bailon Houghton, one of the Emmy-winning hosts of The Real, as she’s challenged to style and dress her group of friends with diverse body types.

Wear it Well will debut later this month.

Michael Wayne, CEO of Kin, said, “Our model for creating lifestyle programming has been successful in engaging audiences and delivering profits.  Our audience doesn’t just passively view—they truly invest in the talent and are dedicated to tuning in every week. That’s why Facebook Watch is an incredible platform for our shows; its unique features let fans interact with talent and each other.”

Bailon Houghton has been one of the four hosts on The Realsince the daytime talk show’s launch in 2013.

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.

Bailon’s “The Real” Renewed Through 2017-2018 Season

Adrienne Bailon is staying Real throughout the country…

Daytime syndicated talker The Real, featuring the 32-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality as one of the panelists, has been cleared for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons on television stations covering more than 95% of the country. That includes Fox Television stations as part of a deal announced in October.

The Real

The Daytime Emmy-nominated series is posting ratings growth in its second season and has a strong social media presence, ranking second in daytime to Ellen in total social action and with more than 447 million YouTube views to date.

The Real has carved out an impressive home in the daytime space,” said Ken Werner, President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution of the show that features fellow hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton and Loni Love. “The uniqueness of the series is not in its format, but rather in its hosts, whose individuals voices are distinctive and fun and collectively have created a unique destination for conversations that cannot be found elsewhere. Growing in their second season is a great achievement and is a leading indicator of continued success and growth in the years ahead.”

Along with Fox, station groups renewing the show include Sinclair, Hearst, Tribune, Media General, Nexstar, Cox, Gray, Weigel, Sunbeam, Scripps, Raycom, Tegna, Northwest, Meredith, Marshall, Mission, Cordillera, Entravision, Mckinnon and News Press.

The series also will continue to air weeknights on BET at 1:00 am ET/10:00 pm PT.

Bailon and Her “The Real” Co-Hosts Talk Education with First Lady Michelle Obama

Adrienne Bailon is helping raise awareness for the White House’s education initiatives…

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality and her fellow The Real co-hosts visited the nation’s capital recently to interview First Lady Michelle Obama about two student initiatives and more.

The Real

Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley’s sit-down focuses on the “Better Make Room” campaign and the first lady’s “Reach Higher” initiative, an effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by continuing their education beyond high school.

The interview, conducted on Wednesday in the East Room of the White House, will air on January 26.

“We were honored and excited to bring our show to Washington, D.C., to interview First Lady Michelle Obama,” said Rachel Miskowiec, executive producer syndicated daytime talker The Real. “The ‘Better Make Room’ campaign empowers students to pursue a ‘better’ tomorrow by taking charge of their future, which is exactly the kind of thing our hosts and viewers are passionate about.”

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.”

Bailon to Co-Host Fox’s Summer Reality Series “Knock Knock Live”

It looks like Adrienne Bailon is ready for a knock off….

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer, actress, dancer and television personality will serve as one of the five co-hosts on Fox’s summer reality series Knock Knock Live.

Adrienne Bailon

Bailon, a former star The Cheetah Girls member and current co-host of Fox’s talk show The Real, will be joined by American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, TV host Ross Mathews and radio personalities Jordan “Shorty” Johnson and Chuey Martinez.

Bailon and the gang will travel the country rapping on people’s front doors and giving them a chance to win prizes and meet celebrities.

The network also announced that celebrities set for the Ryan Seacrest-hosted show include Common, David Beckham, Luke Bryan, Mike Holmes, Lea Michele, Meghan Trainor and country duo Florida Georgia Line.

Knock Knock Live is set to premiere on July 21 at 9:00 pm on Fox.

Warner Bros. Officially Renews Bailon’s Daytime Talk Show “The Real”

Adrienne Bailon is staying Real

Warner Bros. has officially announced that the 31-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American’s daytime talk show The Real will return for a second season.

Adrienne Bailon

Hosted by Bailon, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, the panel talk show already had been cleared in two-year deals on the majority of its stations, and it has done well in its freshman run, with the renewal fully expected.

The formal pickup comes as The Real just set a new series high of 1.54 million average viewers and equaled a series-high household rating (1.2) during the most recent week of available national ratings (week of January 26-February 1). The Real ranks as the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of the 2014-15 television season among women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.

Additionally, The Real, executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano, has done very well online and on social media. For the 2014-15 season, The Real YouTube page has delivered more than 65 million video views, ranking No. 3 among all syndicated talk shows for the year, behind only The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Wendy Williams Show. And in terms of Facebook “likes,” hosts Mowry-Housley (4.8 million) and Tamar Braxton (3 million) rank among the six most popular syndicated talk programs/hosts.

Bailon’s Daytime Talk Show “The Real” Inching Toward Reality

Adrienne Bailon is thisclose to a full-time speaking gig next fall…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian American singer/actress’ daytime talk show The Real, which had a successful four-week test run on seven Fox-owned stations this summer, has been cleared in more than 70% of the country.

Adrienne Bailon

The one-hour daily talk show, hosted by Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, has been been bought by select stations from the Cox, Sinclair, Gannett, Local TV, Meredith, Raycom, Media General, Gray, Sunbeam, Griffin and Schurz groups.

The Real is similar in scope to ABC’s The View and CBSThe Talk, but geared towards a younger and more ethnic audience, with all five hosts under 40.

The Warner Bros. Television Distribution/Telepictures series will also launch on all of the Fox-owned stations, as previously announced.