“Red Table Talk,” Jada Pinkett Smith‘s award-winning talk show has been canceled as a result of Meta’s decision to shut down its network, Facebook Watch.
Mina Lefevre, the Head of Development and Programming at Facebook (Meta), was let go, along with more than 20,000 other employees, in the latest round of layoffs.
Lefevre is responsible for bringing the following, now-canceled, shows to the Meta platform:
- Steve on Watch with Steve Harvey
- Piece of Mind with Taraji P. Henson
- The Real World (reboot)
- 9 Months with Courteney Cox
- Unfiltered: Paris Jackson
- The Biebers on Watch
- Tom vs.Tom with Tom Brady
“Red Table Talk,” which premiered on Facebook Watch in May 2018, streamed 129 episodes over five seasons and garnered over 11 million followers on social media.
Westbrook Studios, cofounded by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, is said to be shopping the show for a new deal.
“Red Table Talk” featured Jada Pickett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith, and her mother “Gammy” Banfield-Norris.
The show quickly gained popularity for its open and honest convos from three different generational perspectives on a wide variety of topics from mental health, social issues, family issues, and more.
Two of the most notable episodes of the show are the time Jada brought her husband, Will Smith, to the red table to discuss her “entanglement” with August Alsina, and when Jada addressed Will smacking Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.