The Social is a Canadian daytime television talk show, which airs weekday afternoons on CTV and CTV Two.[2] Using a panel format similar to American talk shows such as The View or The Talk,[3] the show is hosted by Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui, Cynthia Loyst and Traci Melchor.[2]

The series covers news, lifestyle and entertainment topics,[3] and places a strong emphasis on direct and live interaction with viewers through social media.[3]

Grelo took a maternity leave from the program in spring 2014. A series of celebrity guest hosts appeared during her absence, including Jann Arden, Marilyn Denis, Wendy Crewson, Elisha Cuthbert, Arlene Dickinson, Arielle Kebbel, Emily Procter, Sarah Rafferty and Debbie Travis.


The Social films in front of a live audience on weekdays in Toronto, Ontario. Audience members must be at least 18 years old to attend the taping.

International broadcasts

The series began airing in syndication in the United States through PPI Releasing and Sony Pictures Television via selective markets since September 2015, although a few stations had started airing the show during a test run prior to the push to expand it in more American television markets.[4] It had been targeted for a soft 2014 US launch but was held back in order to give the show enough time to find its footing.[5]