Jada Pinkett Smith's career has been on a high recently. Not only has she been secured for 'The Matrix 4,' her talk show 'Red Table Talk' has been renewed for the next three years. 'Red Table Talk' is a family affair as Pinkett Smith hosts the talk show with her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris. Facebook Watch also announced it would be creating a spinoff series called 'Red Table Talk: Estefans' that Pinkett Smith is involved with producing.
According to Deadline, the renewal is a result of Facebook Watch is pushing towards unscripted series.
“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 development and programming 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.”
“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 Facebook Watch platform. I’m excited to see the Estefans put their spin on the franchise and take it to new places.”
'Red Table Talk: Estefans' will feature Gloria Estefan hosting with her own family. She will be joined by her daughter and musician Emily Estefan and her Daytime Emmy Award-winning niece Lili Estefan. In its push for unscripted series, Facebook Watch has also renewed 'Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe' and Steve Harvey's talk show 'Steve on Watch.' The streaming service has also cancelled scripted 'Sorry For Your Loss' and 'Limetown.'
Gloria Estefan has expressed her excitement and gratitude towards executive producing the show with Pinkett Smith.
“I’m incredibly excited to carry the Red Table Talk torch with my family in Miami,” said Gloria Estefan (on behalf of Gloria, Emily & Lili). “Jada and I have spoken about this a lot and feel my daughter, niece and I can tackle issues important to us and our fans with a new and fresh voice. Jada has done this incredibly and continues to do with her family in their candid, intimate, and groundbreaking conversations at the iconic Red Table.”