In a recent development, Facebook Watch has announced the end of all its original programming, leaving Jada Pinkett Smith’s talk show, “Red Table Talk,” without a home. This news has generated a lot of reactions from various celebrities, including Nick Cannon, who shared his thoughts on the matter on his radio show, The Daily Cannon.
Cannon referred to the news as “good,” before taking a jab at the show, calling it “that toxic table,” and questioning the honesty on display. He also joked about the infamous incident during the 94th Academy Awards when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. Cannon suggested that if there was no “Red Table Talk,” such an incident would not have occurred.
According to Deadline, Facebook Watch has decided to end its original programming endeavors, citing cost-cutting measures. However, “Red Table Talk” is being shopped around to other interested networks. Produced by Westbrook Studios, “Red Table Talk” won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding informative talk show in 2021.
The show, which premiered in 2018, features Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her daughter Willow Smith discussing various topics, often with celebrity guests. Notable guests include Sandra Bullock, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Paris Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Demi Moore, Keanu Reeves, and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.
Pinkett Smith reacted to the news in an Instagram post on Thursday, stating that “Red Table Talk” is searching for a “new home.” She expressed her gratitude for the partnership with Facebook Watch and wished everyone well in their new journeys. She also promised that “Red Table Talk” would be back soon, in a new home.
It is still unclear where “Red Table Talk” will land, but the show’s loyal fan base can rest easy knowing that the popular show will continue to be produced. Fans eagerly await the show’s next chapter, eager to continue to engage with the show’s honest and thought-provoking discussions.