Daytime veteran Rachel Miskowiec has been named the new executive producer/showrunner of Telepictures’ talk show The Real. She succeed The Real creator SallyAnn Salsano who recently stepped down from her day-to-day responsibilities as executive producer and showrunner of the daytime talker to focus on her production company 495 Productions.
Miskowiec most recently served as executive producer of the 8:00 AM hour of Good Morning America. Before that, she executive produced the second season of Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show Katie.
Miskowiec has a long history with Telepictures where she served as executive producer of The Tyra Banks Show for five seasons, winning two Daytime Emmy Awards for best talk show/informative in 2008 and 2009. She was also executive producer of Telepictures’ Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers as well as the six-week summer preview of Bethenny in 2012, after having been part of the team that helped to develop both programs.
The Real — hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon — is in good shape. Following a successful four-week test on the Fox stations in summer 2013, the daytime talker debuted in national syndication last fall and was renewed for a second season in February. The Real is tied as the No.1 new strip of the season in adults 18-49 (0.5 rating) and ranks as No. 1 in adults 18-34 (0.5) as well as all female demographics F18-34 (0.7), F18-49 (0.8), and F25-54 (0.8 tied). The Real is tied as No.2 among all talk shows this season in 18-34 and has the lowest median age (47).