OWN Orders 85 Hours of New Content with Four Unscripted Series Renewals Including “Love & Marriage: Huntsville”, “Love & Marriage: D.C.”, “Belle Collective” and “Put a Ring on It”
The series will air during the network’s established Friday and Saturday night unscripted programming blocks throughout 2023 starting with “Love & Marriage: D.C.” in January.
[via press release from OWN]
OWN ORDERS 85 HOURS OF NEW CONTENT WITH FOUR UNSCRIPTED SERIES RENEWALS INCLUDING “LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVILLE”, “LOVE & MARRIAGE: D.C.”, “BELLE COLLECTIVE” AND “PUT A RING ON IT”
LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered more than 85 new hours of content by picking up additional seasons of four popular series including “Belle Collective,” “Love & Marriage: D.C.,” “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” and “Put A Ring On It.” The series will air during the network’s established Friday & Saturday night unscripted programming blocks throughout 2023 starting with “Love & Marriage: D.C.” in January.
“At the center of our programming is our purpose: to make sure our audience is reflected and sees themselves-their stories, families and community in a nuanced and layered way. The success of these shows tells us that we are meeting this goal, and it’s deeply gratifying,” said Tina Perry, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “We look forward to continuing our collaborations with Carlos King and Kingdom Reign Entertainment for both ‘Belle Collective’ and the ‘Love & Marriage’ franchise, and with Will Packer, Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment for ‘Put A Ring On It.’
In 2022 to date, OWN’s “Ready to Love,” “Belle Collective” and “Put A Ring On It” are Friday night’s top three original cable series with African-American Women 18+, driving OWN to be Friday night’s #1 cable network in the demo. All three series are achieving double-digit growth over last year in total viewers, with “Belle Collective” climbing +25% and “Put A Ring On It” up by +18%.
In 2022 to date, OWN’s “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” and “Love & Marriage: DC” are Saturday night’s top 2 original non-sports series across broadcast and cable with African-American Women 18+. “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” is OWN’s #1 series while “Love & Marriage: DC” is the network’s #1 freshman series across all key demos.
The 2-part season two reunion of “Belle Collective” will air on Friday, September 30 (Part One) and on Friday, October 7 (Part Two) @ 9pm ET/PT, while “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” continues with all-new season 3 episodes Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT.
ABOUT THE SHOWS:
Lateshia Pearson, Latrice Rogers, Marie Hamilton-Abston, Tamrbra Cherie, Aikisha Holly-Colon and Sophia (SoGucci) Williams are six southern belles from Jackson, Mississippi who are more than wives – they are bosses in their own right. From owning multi-million-dollar enterprises to juggling relationship issues and motherhood – they shine a light on marriage while rising to the top. Belle Collective is produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King, Angela Dugan, Scott Shatsky, Cherelle Hinds and Michelle Brando serving as executive producers.
“Love & Marriage: D.C.”
Following the “Real Housewives of the Potomac,” Monique and Chris Samuels made their highly-anticipated return to reality television after four years on the “Love & Marriage” franchise series, “Love & Marriage: D.C.”. Monique and Chris are joined by their friends Erana and Jamie Tyler, and Ashley Silva and her husband, on-air personality DJ Quicksilva. The Samuels and their couple friends navigate relationships while living the D.C. lifestyle. “Love & Marriage: D.C.” is produced for OWN by Kingdom Reign Entertainment with Carlos King, Angela Dugan, Scott Shatsky, Brent Nisbett, and Tarin Laughlin serving as executive producers.
“Put a Ring on It”
Will Packer’s unscripted relationship series “Put A Ring on It” centers around longtime couples who embark on the ultimate relationship test. From week to week the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they’ve been too afraid to ask: is this their happily ever after? The couples will finally find out if they are truly meant to be together by dating other people, and in doing so they’ll discover if there’s a love connection they’ve been missing all along. Will they decide it’s time to go their separate ways, or is it finally time to put a ring on it? “Put A Ring on It” is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.
“Love & Marriage: Huntsville”
Produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment and ITV America, “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” follows the lives of a group of longtime friends in Huntsville, Alabama. They each have strong personalities and strong points of view, each facing the realities of dealing with love and marriage while wanting to achieve success. Along the way there is laughter, tears, heated arguments as they try to transform both the city and their relationships to achieve their dreams. Will they succeed at mixing business with pleasure? Or will the personal quarrels make foes of the circle of friends? “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” is produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment and ITV America with Carlos King, Jordana Hochman, Angela Dugan, Andrew Hoagland and Markus Burns as executive producers.
About OWN’s Unscripted Programming
OWN is the #1 cable network on Friday and Saturday nights for African American women with its hit unscripted shows focusing on love and relationships. Popular series include “Black Love,” “Ready to Love,” “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” “Love & Marriage: D.C.,” “Belle Collective,” “Family or Fiancé,” and “Put a Ring on It.” The network is continuing to expand its unscripted roster, recently announcing new seasons for “Belle Collective,” “Love & Marriage: D.C.,” “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” and “Put A Ring On It.”
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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