PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Real’ Getting Summer Trial Run On Fox Stations
Telepictures Prods. today officially announced The Real, a new female panel daily syndicated talk show, which is getting a summer trial run on Fox stations. The announcement provided more details about the talker, hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai. The show, distributed by Warner Bros Domestic TV Distributiin, will launch on July 15 and will air in seven markets: LA, NY, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston and Tampa. Jersey Shore executive producer SallyAnn Salsano serves as executive producer. Here is the release, including The Real‘s airtimes in the different markets.
“The Real” is led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts — Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley. These women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships.
These women are all going through varied life experiences, including new motherhood, new marriages, dating or singledom, that relate to every woman’s own trials and tribulations. Unlike other talk shows, each of the five hosts is admittedly a “work in progress” and fearlessly
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Syndicated entertainment magazine Extra, currently in its 19th season, has been renewed by stations, including the NBC Owned Stations, in more than 85% of the country through the 2016-17 season. The series will continue to air on eight NBC-owned stations, including WNBC (New York), KNBC (Los Angeles), WMAQ (Chicago), WCAU (Philadelphia), KXAS (Dallas-Fort Worth), KNTV (San Francisco Bay Area), WTVJ (Miami-Fort Lauderdale) and WVIT (Connecticut). In addition, the series has also been sold to stations including Hearst, Gannett, Belo, Sinclair, CBS, LIN, Meredith, Media General, Post Newsweek among other groups. Read More »
The writing had been on the wall for George Lopez’s late-night show on TBS. There was speculation that the network was planning to cancel the show last year, but Conan O’Brien insisted on Lopez sticking around so he is not perceived as the guy who pushed Lopez out. Lopez Tonight got a stay of execution, but now the show, originally developed by Telepictures as a syndicated talk show, will end its two-season run tomorrow night. Lopez Tonight has not been doing well in the ratings, especially after moving to midnight last fall to accommodate Conan, recently averaging 400,000 viewers and a 0.2 18-49 rating for original episodes. There have been rumors that TBS had tried to make the show broader and less ethnic. For one reason or another, both late-night shows with minority hosts, Lopez Tonight and BET’s The Mo’Nique Show, bit the dust within the past two weeks. Here is the official statement from TBS: “TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight. Thursday will be the final episode of the show. We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”
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A relaxed and affable Anderson Cooper effortlessly worked the room this afternoon on the first day of the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour confab at the Beverly Hilton, promoting his forthcoming Telepictures-produced syndie strip Anderson. He addressed the often raised concerns over how production on the talk show would be impacted by his CNN job where, if a big news story breaks anywhere in the world he packs up and goes to cover it sometimes for weeks at a time. Cooper is not concerned that he would leave the producers of Anderson in the lurch. “I covered, over the past year, Egypt, the tsunami in Japan and the tornado in Joplin,” he said. “If I were away someplace, we could have shows (in the can) that we would run or we could actually do live shows from an event I was at. I’m not worried about it. It’s all very doable because I manage my time really well.” Read More »