When you think of daytime television, you may think of programming for middle-aged women. The Real changes that. The latest The View-style talk show breaks the mold. Hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai, all hosts are women of color and honestly speak their minds. Hence the title of the show. Last week marked the beginning of a four week test run in seven FOX stations this summer.
The goal of the show is to provide a daytime TV space for younger, multicultural women to relate to women who don’t claim to have it all together. That point is made clear from the premiere episode and the ones that followed. From prenups to sex myths to ratchet tattoos, the ladies are very candid, and aren’t afraid to admit mistakes. Tamera is more conservative of the bunch and Tamar and Adrienne are probably the most blunt. Loni is the mother hen and Jeannie is the fashionista. Since the perspective of each woman is so different, there’s a good chance for many viewers to relate.
The Real isn’t available in my area, but I enjoy watching all the clips I can on YouTube. Plus, the folks at Telepictures were nice enough to upload the entire premiere episode for us. Hopefully the test run is successful. This kind of programming has an underrepresented audience.
Find out if you can watch The Real where you are here!