Facebook Cancels Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk

by Xara Aziz
Red Table Talk via Facebook

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk is officially coming to an end.

The decision to cancel that show was made following Meta’s decision to do away with all of its Facebook Watch original programming.

An anonymous source confirmed to USA Today that the decision was made on Thursday.

“We are so grateful to have had such a beautiful partnership and we are sorry to see the entire team disband,” reads a statement  on the show’s Facebook page. “We wish everyone well in their new journeys to come.”

The statement added that the show is “in talks of finding a new home.”

Red Table Talk was the last remaining show on Facebook Watch. EW and Deadline have both reported that the series’ production company Westbrook is currently looking for a network or streaming service to pick up the show.

Founded in 2018, Red Table Talk featured candid conversations with some of the world’s most recognizable stars. The show’s hosts, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith typically discussed an array of topics from sexuality to addiction. According to the show’s website, the show welcomed audiences to the table, “where we tackle current social and cultural issues with an inter-generational perspective.”

The show reached the height of its success following the Will Smith Oscars slap that rocked the entertainment world.

“Now, about Oscar night … my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” Pinkett Smith said in a June 2022 episode. “The state of the world today, we need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever.”

The mother of two continued: “‘Til then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years and that’s to keep figuring out this thing called life together.”

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