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After Meta Cancelation, Jada Pinkett Smith Teases Possible Return of Red Table Talk

Months after Meta stopped Red Table chat when Facebook shut down its Watch platform, the actress said the popular chat show will return on a new platform.

“We’ve had a couple platforms reach out to us,” Jada said in an interview with People on June 29. “We’re doing some really interesting things with RTT.” “I’m looking forward to the journey.”

The 51-year-old also hinted at future projects, saying, “And we have some interesting avenues that we’re looking at now.” You know I’m constantly on the lookout for new and unique ideas. Actually, we have one concept in mind that I’m really thrilled about, and that will most likely happen soon after the book comes out.”

And by book, Jada refers to her upcoming biography Worthy, which she teases will go further into her life than the program ever did.

“So many people feel like they know my journey because of my talk show Red Table Talk,” she said. “They really don’t.” There’s a lot about my path that I haven’t been able to communicate in a format like RTT.”

In April, Jada announced the discontinuation of Meta’s Facebook Watch series after five seasons.

“We are so grateful to have had such a beautiful partnership with Facebook Watch, and we are so sorry to see the entire team disband,” the 51-year-old said at the time in an Instagram message. “We wish everyone the best on their future journeys.”

Jada and her daughter Willow, who co-hosted the program with Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, have reflected on what the show meant to them over the years. Especially because the series, according to Willow, mimics true talks she’s had with her mother and grandma.

“We saw how much it helps us,” the 22-year-old told Rolling Stone in a joint interview with her mother in February 2021. “I was like, ‘Whoa, this is really revealing some things.'” I’m curious if we can pass on this sensation to others.'”

And what about Jada’s greater ambitions for the show? She wants to flip assumptions upside down.

“Broadening the empire,” she explained at the time. “It’s really interesting to be able to sit as three black women and see the variety of perspectives, because I know a lot of people just like to put black women in one big old pot.” That myth must be dispelled.”

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Written by Anthony Peters