'The Real' Host Loni Love Reveals Why Daytime Talk Show Was Officially Cancelled After An 8 Season Run
The Real cohost Loni Love is speaking out about the chat fest's shocking cancellation despite the cast doing everything they could to save it.
The show previously featured a panel of women hosts that included many famous faces over the years, such as Adrienne Bailon, Garcelle Beauvais, Tamera Mowry and Jeannie Mai tackling everyday topics from motherhood to mental health, but now, time has run out for the popular daytime talk show which will be officially ending after eight seasons.
"In the end The Real cast & crew did everything we could to scale the show down.." Love wrote to friends and fans on Instagram on Friday, April 8. "We shot 7-8 shows in 3 days, no audience, made a conference room into a studio, but in my opinion Covid costs killed this show.."
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"It's been a great ride and thank you to the studio for allowing 8 seasons of show that was Emmy winning and historic," the beloved television host continued. "Most importantly thank you to the viewers for riding with us .. this is not goodbye but see you all soon!"
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Love previously commented on the rumors The Real would be getting the axe back in March, claiming she wasn't sure what the future held for the show.
"It’s been a busy few days but I got a call from the studio…no official decision has been made about #TheReal," she explained via Instagram. "I will be ok but please give grace to the 150 crew members this may affect. We will finish season 8 and wait for official word."
Over its eight-season run, The Real has featured a wide array of celebrities, politicians and other public figures since its launch in 2013. Some of the show's most remembered guests include First Lady Michelle Obama, Tyler Perry, RHOBH's Kathy Hilton, Janet Jackson, and controversial college instructor Rachel Dolezal.