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‘The Real’ host Loni Love asks for grace amid rumors that the talk show is ending


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Though rumors about the fate of the daytime talk show The Real have been circulating since last week, show host Loni Love says there is no official word yet. 

In an Instagram post on Sunday, the comedian solicited grace for more than 100 crew members who will be affected if the show does come to an end. 

“It’s been a busy few days but I got a call from the studio…no official decision has been made about #TheReal …I will be ok but please give grace to the 150 crew members this may affect,” Loni wrote. “We will finish Season 8 and wait for official word.”

The Real first aired on local Fox stations back in the summer of 2013, and then became a nationally syndicated show later that year; it has gone on to acquire NAACP and Emmy awards. The show originally featured current hosts Jeannie MaiAdrienne Bailon and Loni Love, along with Tamar Braxton, who exited in 2016, and Tamera Mowry, who left in 2020. 

If The Real is canceled, it will be added to the list of recently canceled talk shows hosted by people of color, including Wendy and Nick Cannon.

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