A daytime talk show will have someone new at the helm next season. In a report on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that SallyAnn Salsano, creator of the syndicated panel show “The Real,” is stepping down as showrunner.
The program, distributed by Warner Bros. TV Distribution and produced by Telepictures and Salsano’s 495 Productions, is hosted by Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Tamar Braxton.
Salsano is exiting her day-to-day role as executive producer and showrunner to focus on her production company, but will remain with the show as a consultant for the upcoming second season. The show is looking for a new showrunner.
In a statement to Deadline, Salsano said: “’The Real’ was an incredible way for me to return to daytime TV and is absolutely one of my favorite shows that I have ever created. After ensuring it took off the way I envisioned, I have decided to return for Season 2 as a consultant so that I can focus on my very full development pipeline at 495. I wish there were more hours in a day.”