The popular Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk” has been picked up for three more years.
The show, which features hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Norris, has signed a three-year deal with Facebook. The Emmy-nominated show will air exclusively on the platform with new episodes premiering through 2022.
Not only is the show going to be around longer, it is also getting a spinoff called “Red Table Talk: The Estefans.” The spinoff will be set in Miami and follow musical icon Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan, and her niece Lili Estefan.
Much like the original “Red Table Talk,” the spinoff will feature three women from different generations speaking about “social and personal issues with family, celebrity guests and experts.” according to Deadline.
“I’m incredibly proud of ‘Red Table Talk,’ and thrilled to build upon this franchise with my family and with Gloria, Emily and Lili,” said Pinkett Smith. “‘Red Table Talk’ has created a space to have open, honest and healing conversations around social and topical issues, and what’s most powerful for me is hearing people’s stories and engaging with our fans in such a tangible way on the Facebook Watch platform. I’m excited to see the Estefans put their spin on the franchise and take it to new places.”
Facebook Watch is stepping away from scripted series and adding unscripted shows like “Red Table Talk,” “Returning the Favor,” and “Steve on Watch.”
“We’ve been fortunate enough to be in business with such wonderful partners and are thrilled to expand the ‘Red Table Talk’ franchise with Jada Pinkett Smith, the Estefans and Westbrook Studios,” said Mina Lefevre, head of programming and development for Facebook Watch. “‘Red Table Talk’ is a shining example of how content, community and conversation come together on Facebook Watch. We’re proud to keep this conversation going around topics our fans care about.”
Congrats to the Smith family.