In daytime television, black is the new black.
Television programmers, in their search for the next big thing, have found that charismatic African American entertainers are potent magnets who attract mainstream and ethnically diverse audiences.
This past summer, Warner Bros. tested a round-table talk show called “The Real” with a sassy attitude and a racially diverse cast. The show outperformed another experimental talk show, hosted by reality TV maven Kris Jenner, mother of the Kardashian clan.
Comedian Steve Harvey...