“The Real,” a daytime talk show produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and Telepictures, has been canceled after eight seasons on the air, Variety reports.
On social media, co-host Loni Love confirmed the news, blaming COVID for it.
“In my opinion Covid costs killed this show.. it’s been a great ride and thanks to the viewers for 8 great seasons!” she wrote on Friday.
Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, and Love were the first five co-hosts of “The Real” when it premiered in 2003.
The first three seasons of the show were pre-recorded, but in season four, the show switched to live shows to include more audience interaction.
SallyAnn Salsano, executive producer of “Jersey Shore,” created the show, which had a similar structure to “The View” but was geared towards a younger, more multicultural audience.
“The Real” won three Daytime Emmy Awards during its run, including outstanding entertainment talk show hosts in 2018.