9
Oct
2017

EXCLUSIVE: TV One Execs Did NOT Want New ‘Sister Circle’ Talk Show To Air, Bracing For Poor Ratings

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EXCLUSIVE: TV One Execs Did NOT Want New 'Sister Circle' Talk Show To Air, Bracing For Poor Ratings

TV One Didn’t Want New Talk Show

theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, if it were up to some TV One executives, their new talk show ‘Sister Circle’, (which happens to be one of our favs), would have never came to fruition.

The network debuted it’s new daily talk show, “Sister Circle” last month. The show features a panel of four women — Quad Webb-Lunceford (“Married To Medicine”), singer Syleena Johnson, sports reporter Rashan Ali, and standup comedian Kiana Dancie — discussing a range of lifestyle and relationship issues as well as topical subjects. The foursome is joined by DJ Q, who spins records and adds a male perspective to the conversation.

While some viewers welcomed a diverse talk show, sources tell us that higher-ups didn’t approve of the talker and never wanted it to air.

Essentially, they were forced to pick the show up.

We hear that the show had been greenlit by the then president, Brad Siegel.

It was Brad’s brainchild. He had a relationship with the production company and he loved the idea of the network having this new, refreshing show.

EXCLUSIVE: TV One Execs Did NOT Want New 'Sister Circle' Talk Show To Air, Bracing For Poor Ratings

Siegel left in July and sources say that the network was forced to continue with a project that they weren’t a fan of in the beginning.

This show was all Brad’s idea. Execs weren’t against doing a talk show, but they had some other issues with it and they didn’t have as much input as they wanted. 

A source adds,

They were basically forced to move forward with a show that most of them never wanted and you can tell. They did the bare minimum in rolling out the show and are giving it very little push in promoting it.

We’re told that execs are bracing themselves, awaiting disappointing ratings.

They needed more time to work out the kinks. They’re hoping that the show gains some momentum, so that maybe the show can be saved from the inevitable. 

We’re told that execs have no issues with the co-hosts and if the show fails, it’s really a reflection on behind-the-scenes politics.

You can catch the new Tegna production talker daily on TV One. We love diversity on TV, so we’re keeping our finger’s crossed that this show remains on TV!

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  • SumthinSweeter

    It is a damn shame how TV1 is supposed to be one of “our” networks but every morning I watch this show as I get ready for work, I can absolutely tell they gave this show a “bare minimum budget”. #1… it seems weird that their is no studio audience and #2… there is a constant echo on the sound stage. Like these 2 things are super easy to fix. The overall feel just seems like a low budget show someone is shooting from somebodies basement in the 90’s.

  • Melanie Jewel Evers-Parker

    I don’t Watch It Hell 2The Naw They Haven’t Experienced Nothing In Life That I Have Married 2Meds Lady Need To B Trying To Give Her Husband A Baby That He Really Want LoDownHater Quad??????????no Ink In My Oen Hole Up That’s Hust My Opinion Let The Hole Church Say Amen I Don’t Watch The Real On BET Either ??and I Love Me Some CathyHuges ?? DebraLee Amen??

    • Madge

      I wish you would follow in love with PUNCTUATION.

      • ksmith

        Thank you ?? I couldn’t read his post either; his post made my brain cry ?

        • Madge

          ???

  • Melanie Jewel Evers-Parker

    Cathy Hughes ?? Debra Lee and I Also Meant No InK In My Parker InkPen?? Hallelujah ?

  • Melanie Jewel Evers-Parker

    VIP in training 2B A Billionaire ?

  • JENNYJONES1

    SORRY BUT THE CO HOST ARE ALL D-Z LISTERS. THEY ARE WORSE THAN ‘THE REAL’ WHICH IS FULL OF WEAK CO-HOST. RASHAN ALI IS THE ONLY ONE THAT’S INTERESTING AND FITS THE TALK SHOW WHICH IS WHY SHE SEEMS TO RUN THE SHOW. THE REST ARE NOT APPEALING TO GET ME TO WATCH. THEY ESP QUAD SEEM TOO FAKE & RATCHET………JENNY JONES!!!

    • sunnyrn

      Jenny Jones, you are absolutely correct. I would not spend one minute watching Quad’s fake self trying to give advice. I guess she will give fashion advice for fashion for your little dogs. Girl Bye.

  • December86

    I watch and love the show. Gives a diff perspective I will continue to support

  • jasmine

    this shows is so boring. Like I already had low expections. They didn’t even meet those. Quad has so much personality on married to medicine. On this show she gives me nothing. It’s very disappointing. The turned dineva into dj Q. They made a show with black women trying to please a white audience. That’s where they failed. Know your demographic!!!! Had there been some spice in your substance then no one would notice the low production budget.