The Daytime talk show The Real may be losing a BIT OF COLOR, if producers have their way.
MTO News just learned that some of the people BEHIND THE SCENES at the show are looking to "lighten" their host panel.
One insider tells MTO News, "They want the panel to be less Black, and they've had trouble with Loni in the past. So I think she's out."
This would be an AMAZING shakeup, as the Real hosts just won their first DAYTIME EMMY.
A Emmy is not enough to save 46 year old Loni's job. The producers believe that by adding a 'white' host to the panel, it could help bring more white viewers to the show.
But Loni's not JUST getting fired for her race. Another issue producers have been having with Loni is they feel she comes across as dismissive and disengaged in many of the topics. Behind the scenes, Loni's been pushing for more political topics and would love for the show to go in a direction similar to The View.
But producers aren't crazy about that . They actually want to dedicate more topics to celeb drama. That's what their viewers respond to best from them.
It's too bad too, because according to reports:
diversity is a major selling point [for The Real]. According to a Nielsen report, 37% of African Americans consume more television than any other group. “The Real’s” primary demographic is women ages 18 to 49, its distributor, Warner Bros, announced in a press release, and since its debut in 2013, it has seen substantial social growth. In just the second season, it was up +14% in ratings nationally, making it only one of four talk shows in the past decade to post a ratings boom in just the second season.