*“The Real” may look a little different during its upcoming second season.
The show’s creator, SallyAnn Salsano, will step down from her day-to-day responsibilities as executive producer and showrunner to focus her attention on her production company 495 Productions,” according to Deadline.com.
She’ll stay on at the daytime talk show — hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon — as a consultant for Season 2, but the search is on for a new showrunner.
“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,” Salsano said in a statement to Deadline. “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. I am very grateful to continue to work with the wonderful team at Warner Bros. and Telepictures.”
Salsano guided “The Real” through its development and successful launch — a four-week test on the Fox stations in summer 2013 followed by a national rollout this season.
The show, which was renewed for a second season in February, is tied as the No.1 new strip this season in adults 18-49 and ranks as No. 1 in adults 18-34 as well as all female demographics F18-34, F18-49 and F25-54. “The Real” is tied as No.2 among all talk shows this season in 18-34 and has the lowest median age (47).
FremantleMedia-owned 495 Productions, which was behind MTV hit “Jersey Shore,” has a number of unscripted series on the air and in production, including “Party Down South” on CMT and “Freak Out” on ABC Family.