Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tamera Mowry Leaving Talk Show “The Real,” Last Remaining Original Host Exits Amid Backstage Politics


Tamera Mowry is leaving syndicated talk show, “The Real,” after six seasons. The official word is that she’s going to spend more time with her family. But “The Real” has been in backstage turmoil for a long time, mostly over the lack of black producers and writers. It’s a black-oriented talk show, but the executive producer, Rachel Miskowiec, is white. That should tell us everything.

Ironically, Tamera may be getting out at a good time. With a new focus on diversity, Hollywood may have more to offer her as an actress. She’s very talented and could easily turn up in a good sitcom or drama if doors are open now.

She wrote on Instagram: “For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real. The friendships that I’ve made there will last a lifetime, and the people that I’ve had the blessing to interview have changed my life for the better. I’m so proud of what all the ladies and I have accomplished there, including two well-deserved NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy.”

“However, all good things must come to an end,” she continued, “and it’s with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from The Real. To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you. Thank you for teaching me, supporting me, and loving all of me. Sisters forever. I’ll be rooting for you, as I look forward to spending more time with my family, pursuing amazing new opportunities, and embarking on the next chapter of my life.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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