Garcelle Beauvais joins ‘The Real’ as co-host

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Garcelle Beauvais has been appointed the new co-host of “The Real”, Variety exclusively learned.Beauvais is joining the syndicated talk show, following the departure of Tamera Mowry-Housley, who announced earlier this summer that she has decided to quit the show after six seasons.

The seventh season of “The Real” premieres September 21. The panel will include Beauvais, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton.

“I am thrilled to join dynamic, daring and diverse women on the award-winning talk show ‘The Real’,” said Beauvais. “My love for pop culture and news, mixed with my natural gift of chatter, has always made me gravitate towards a talk show environment. It’s also exciting that it’s happening right after my amazing time joining ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ ”

Beauvais became the first black cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” when she joined the Bravo show in 2020. The actress and model is perhaps best known for her appearances on “The Jamie Foxx Show ”and“ NYPD Blue ”. Recently, she was in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and in the CBS All Access series “Tell Me a Story”. She will appear in the upcoming sequel “Coming 2 America,” after appearing in the original 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy.

“The Real” launched in 2013 with Mowry-Housley, Love, Mai, Houghton and Tamar Braxton, who left the daytime show in 2016. Actress and comedian Amanda Seales was briefly co-host, joining the show earlier this year in January, before leaving last June.

“The Real” is a rare achievement for the syndicated market, which hasn’t seen many new successes emerge over the past decade. The daytime series – which features a panel of women offering diverse perspectives on hot topics, hot topics, beauty, fashion, relationships and their personal lives – began with a test on Fox stations. in the summer of 2013, before embarking on national syndication in the fall of 2014.

Beauvais previously worked with Fox stations, co-hosting the syndicated entertainment show “Hollywood Today Live” in 2016. She’s not the first “Housewives” star to duplicate the Bravo franchise and a syndicated series. on Fox stations, like “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Porsha Williams is part of “Dish Nation”.

Like all other daytime talk shows that have been affected by the industry-wide production shutdown, “The Real” began filming remote shows during the coronavirus pandemic, and the season Upcoming Events will continue in the same virtual format when the show returns.

“We are delighted that Garcelle is joining our ‘virtual’ Girl Chat Table,” said executive producer Rachel Miskowiec. “His long career in front of and behind the camera and his willingness to share with us his life and his perspectives on important subjects make him a perfect complement. We can’t wait for Season 7 to begin. ”

“The Real”, produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, won two NAACP Image Awards and the Daytime Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Entertainers. The series has been renewed until season 8.

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