Facebook Watch's first breakout hit, 'Red Table Talk,' has been renewed for over 20 new episodes

red table talk

  • Facebook renewed its Watch original series, “Red Table Talk,”
    for over 20 new episodes to debut in May.
  • The show is hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith and features intimate
    interviews from her home.

Jada Pinkett Smith’s
Facebook Watch
talk show, “Red Table Talk, is getting a new
season.

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it renewed the show, its
first breakout hit original series on Facebook Watch, for over 20
new episodes to premiere in May.

Here’s how Facebook
describes the series
: “Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow,
and mother Adrienne – three generations of women open their home
for a series of candid conversations with family and friends.”

“Red Table Talk” is the first Facebook Watch show to make an
impact in the broader streaming TV market. Every week, Parrot
Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the seven most
“in-demand” TV shows on streaming services.
“Red Table Talk” made it on the list last week
after the most
recent episode featuring Jordyn Woods broke a Watch original series
viewing record. It was Facebook’s first entry into the top
seven.

In the episode, Woods addresses for the first time rumors that
she slept with NBA star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe
Kardashian’s child. The episode was viewed by 7.5 million Facebook
users for at least one minute, and gained over 800,000 interactions
(reactions, shares, and comments) in the first three days.

Facebook has struggled to make its original scripted shows stand
out in a crowded TV space where Netflix and YouTube dominate
streaming and online video.
Elizabeth Olsen’s “Sorry For Your Loss”
peaked with its first
episode at 4 million views, and plummeted after that even though it
has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.

But “Red Table Talk,” an unscripted series, is gaining traction
and has become a cultural phenomenon.

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Facebook Watch's first breakout hit, 'Red Table Talk,' has been renewed for over 20 new episodes