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New Approach To Daytime Television?

New Approach To Daytime Television?

Los Angeles — Five women sitting around talking has become a TV staple. Five women talking, each of whom is either black, Asian or Latino, is something different.

It's the approach tested by two shows: "The Real," airing on a handful of Fox-owned stations, and the Aspire channel's "Exhale."

For "The Real," concluding an experimental run Friday, the multi-ethnic panel of Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley isn't the point, said executive producer SallyAnn Salsano.

"It's something we don't really talk about. ... We just picked who's best for the show. We didn't say, `Where's our white one?'" Salsano said.

The difference in "The Real," she said, is generational. Other female-centric talk shows like "The View," the genre groundbreaker when Barbara Walters launched it in 1997, tend toward older hosts with more settled lives and perspectives.

As a 39-year-old woman with friends who are single like her

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