Red Table Talk, a talk show on Facebook Watch that won an Emmy for Jada Pinkett Smith, has been dropped. On April 26, Deadline was the first to report that Mina Lefevre, who was Head of Development and Programming at Meta, is leaving the company that owns Facebook. The previous EVP and Head of Scripted at MTV are leaving the company run by Mark Zuckerberg. This is part of the latest round of layoffs at the company. More than 20,000 people have quit so far. Facebook has already cut down on a lot of its original material, so this change comes at the same time. None of the remaining FB Watch Originals are getting new seasons as part of the change. This includes the very popular Red Table Talk. The company is now shifting its attention to making VR experiences in Meta Horizon Worlds that can also be used on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Pinkett Smith hasn’t said if she plans to try to sell the show to another outlet.
Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Noris, and her daughter Willow Smith were the show Red Table Talk hosts. The show was advertised as a way for women from three different groups to talk to each other about important things. During its run, there have been a lot of interesting conversations about co-parenting, love, sex, relationships, abuse, drug abuse, toxic masculinity, job, and more.
Robyn Crawford, Sheree Fletcher, Toni Braxton, Kid Cudi, Don Lemon, Jordyn Woods, Ciara, Demi Moore, Bobby Brown, and Ashanti are some of the trending guests who have been on the show. In 2021, the show won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show: Informative.
In the most controversial episode, the actor from “Set it Off” and her husband, the big-screen star Will Smith, talked about her “entanglement” with August Alsina, a family friend who had become her lover. Pinkett Smith said that the romance started as she and Smith were getting ready to split up. Alsina clearly felt bad about the breakup because he talked about the relationship from his point of view in an interview with Angela Yee, who used to be a co-host on The Breakfast Club, and made songs about it. He said that an actor from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air told him it was okay to date his wife.