WE TV’S ARRESTING RELATIONSHIP FRANCHISE CONTINUES TO DELIVER





WE TV’S ARRESTING RELATIONSHIP FRANCHISE CONTINUES TO DELIVER WITH OVER ONE MILLION VIEWERS FOR ‘LOVE DURING LOCKUP’ FEBRUARY 25th SEASON FINALE

Most Recent Spin-off Continues To Dominate on Friday Night As TV’s Most Viewed Series for Women 25-54 and Black Women 25-54

NEW YORK, NY- March 4, 2022— “Love During Lockup,” the latest spin-off of WE tv’s popular relationship franchise, outperformed the competition on Friday, February 25th as the #1 program for women 25-54 and Black women 25-54.

Part documentary, part real-life dating show, viewers continue to engage with the weekly drama that unfolds when those outside the prison walls choose to pursue romantic relationships with inmates, with the newest series drawing more than one million viewers for its February 25 season finale (according to Nielsen Live+3 data).

“Viewers have an endless fascination with how love unfolds for those behind bars which is why this franchise continues to deliver for WE tv,” noted Brett Dismuke, General Manager, WE tv & ALLBLK. “We couldn’t be more pleased to build on our position as the #1 destination on Friday nights for women 25-54 and believe that it’s our focus on the human side of these surprising relationships that continues to resonate with our passionate and loyal audience.”

The show that started it all, “Love After Lockup,” was Friday night’s #1 program in 2021 for women 25-54 and was #1 with Black women 25-54 for three years in a row on that same night. On Friday, March 4, at 9 p.m. EST/PST, WE tv will debut a new 10-episode season of the addictive original series with new episode available on popular AMC streaming service ALLBLK every Tuesday. Five new couples and a fan favorite couple from” Love During Lockup” take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, and even more mystery, as viewers once again debate if it’s true love or just another convincing con.

The second spin-off, “Life After Lockup,” premiered in June 2019. The insanely addictive series follows former inmates and their significant others from the hit series Love After Lockup, through their weird and wild journey to survive the real world together.

The most recent spinoff, “Love During Lockup,” premiered in January 2022, and followed the riveting early stages of love with plenty of romance, suspicion, and investigation, all long before a scheduled prison release. Every non-con has a unique strategy for finding love behind bars—whether they only seek drug offenders who are believed to be nonviolent, or a prison bae pushing a wrongful conviction. Other lonely civilians are simply on the hunt for their very own ‘hot felon,’ with the model mugshot to prove it.

All three shows are produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison, Sara Hayworth, and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About Sharp Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SPRING LINEUP OF NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SPRING LINEUP OF NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS

New York, NY – February 10, 2022 – This spring, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC+, AMC, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, IFC, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

Highlights from across the suite of networks and targeted streaming services this spring include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

ACORN TV:

The Chelsea Detective (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, March 7

The Chelsea Detective follows Detective Inspector Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough) as he investigates a series of murders in Chelsea, the affluent London borough where murder and mayhem boil beneath a seemingly calm surface. Aiding him in his quest for justice are no nonsense DS Priya Shamsie (Sonita Henry), research and tech queen DC Jess Lombard (Lucy Phelps), rookie officer DC Connor Pollock (Peter Bankolé) and brilliant, if occasionally daunting, Chief Forensics Officer Ashley Wilton (Sophie Stone).

Harry Wild (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, April 4

Eight-part Irish mystery thriller starring Emmy-winning actress Jane Seymour as Harriet “Harry” Wild, a recently retired English professor who finds herself at one of life’s crossroads. Jolted from a mugging, she reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie, a senior police detective. Harry starts to interfere in a particularly baffling murder case Charlie is investigating when she notices the murder shares striking similarities to an obscure Elizabethan play. When her path crosses that of her mugger, Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd, Whitstable Pearl), Harry sees great potential in the troubled teen and, instead of turning him in, enlists him as her sidekick. Following her successful, albeit ill-advised, involvement in the case, Harry discovers a new lust for life as she and Fergus find new mysteries to solve.

Hidden Assets (Acorn TV Original)

New Series Premieres Monday, April 18

A routine raid led by a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk, Keeping Faith) is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christina De Jong (Wouter Hendrickx, Blackout, Undercover). Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fueling domestic unrest for financial gain. Caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp. Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian and CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack before it’s too late.

ALLBLK:

Double Cross Season 3 (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays

This season, the vigilante twins Eric (Jeff Logan) and Erica Cross (Ashley A. Williams) are teaming up with the very person who has been trying to put them in jail for murder. Detective Ryan (Darrin Dewitt Henson) finds himself seeking the help of the twins to find his missing daughter, Layla, who was taken by the twins’ own sister, Robin Cross (Judi Johnson). The task becomes an undertaking after it is discovered that Layla was in fact taken from Robin and given to higher ups in the trafficking ring. Time is of the essence, as they only have days before Layla is auctioned off. Cast: Jeff Logan, Ashley A. Williams, Faith Malonte, Tremayne Norris, Jasmine Burke, Erica Burton

Social Society Season 2 (ALLBLK Original Series)

New Episodes Premiere Mondays

Social Society is a weekly talk-variety show welcoming your favorite influencers and Black culture experts, for epic discussions on lifestyle, love, politics, and everything in between. Join hosts Kendall Kyndall, Angela Simmons, Reginae Carter and Kendra G. for an unrestricted mix of guest stars, comedy, and interviews that challenge society’s discomfort with issues facing the culture. 

Millennials (ALLBLK Original Series)

Season 2 Premieres Thursday, March 17

The lives of four 20-something roommates – a business student, a YouTuber, a college dropout, and a personal trainer – as they navigate the chaos of being young, finding success, and finding themselves in the city of angels.

61st Street (AMC / AMC+ / ALLBLK)
New Limited Series Premieres Sunday, April 10 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+ and ALLBLK; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ and ALLBLK

From AMC Studios, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller coursing through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. The two-season television event stars Emmy® Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), Emmy® Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Halt and Catch Fire), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

AMC+:

The Walking Dead Season 11B (AMC+ / AMC)

Premieres Sunday, February 13 on AMC+; and Sunday, February 20 on AMC; All New Episodes Released One Week Early On AMC+

The Walking Dead returns with many of our heroes fighting imminent hellfire under Reaper attack; while others battle Mother Nature’s torrential wrath in Alexandria. For all, their world is literally crashing down around them. Meanwhile, life in the Commonwealth is not as idyllic as it seems. Will they be able to pick up the pieces and who will be alive to help? Will their relationships heal or fracture? Will olive branches be extended, accepted, or rejected? For some, hope will be renewed. Others will be pushed past the point of no return. One truth holds tight: Lives hang in the balance with each decision drastically changing their future, their chances of survival, and the state of each community.

Killing Eve Season 4 (AMC+ / BBC AMERICA)

Final Season Premieres Sunday, February 27 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ Until the Series Finale Simulcast on April 10

After the emotional climax of Season 3, Eve (Golden Globe® winner Sandra Oh), Villanelle (Emmy® Award winner Jodie Comer) and Carolyn (BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw) are in very different places. Following Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission, while Villanelle has found a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a “monster.” Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down The Twelve and the person that ordered Kenny’s hit. This season follows our extraordinary women, each driven by passion, revenge and obsession, building towards a messy, nuanced and totally glorious series finale.

That Dirty Black Bag

New Exclusive Series Premieres Thursday, March 10

A raw, epic and romantic eight-part series about the dark side of the Far West, That Dirty Black Bag features an all-star ensemble cast led by Dominic Cooper (Preacher, Spy City) and Douglas Booth (The Dirt, Loving Vincent), with Niv Sultan (Tehran), Guido Caprino (The Miracle), Christian Cooke (The Promise, Ordeal by Innocence), Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Raised by Wolves) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Kin) co-starring. Filmed in Italy, Spain and Morocco, the story describes the eight-day clash between Arthur McCoy (Cooper) an incorruptible sheriff with a troubled past, and Red Bill (Booth), an infamous, solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag, because, as he puts it, “Heads weigh less than bodies.” Paying homage to the classic spaghetti western, the series tells of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas. *AMC+ Original

61st Street (AMC+ / AMC / ALLBLK)
New Limited Series Premieres Sunday, April 10 with First Two Episodes Available to Stream Only on AMC+ and ALLBLK; Subsequent Episodes Will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+ and ALLBLK

From AMC Studios, 61st Street is a propulsive thriller coursing through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. The two-season television event stars Emmy® Award-winner Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Lovecraft Country), Emmy® Award-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us, King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill, Halt and Catch Fire), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B (AMC+ / AMC)

New Season Premieres Sunday, April 17 with the First Two Episodes Available to Stream That Same Night Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+

In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader to Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.

Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC+ / AMC)

Back-to-Back Episodes Premiere Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC and AMC+

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul, and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.

The Ipcress File

New Exclusive Series Premieres May 2022

Based on the globally renowned Len Deighton novel and adapted by Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting), the enthralling and atmospheric drama stars Joe Cole (Gangs of London, Peaky Blinders) as iconic British spy Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody, Murder on the Orient Express) and BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Birdbox). The twist-laden spy thriller offers a stylish and tense tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, inter-departmental rivalry, treason, and a possibly unwise romance. Directed by Emmy winner James Watkins (McMafia, Black Mirror, The Woman In Black) and set in Berlin and London during the 1960’s, The Ipcress File follows Harry Palmer (Cole) – a British army sergeant on the make in Berlin during the height of the Cold War. In the newly partitioned city, a sharp working-class young man with sophisticated tastes can make a lot of money. Wholesaler, retailer, fixer, smuggler — Harry’s varied interests bring him into contact with everything and everyone – until the law catches up and it all comes crashing to a halt. *AMC+ Original

AMC:

The Walking Dead Season 11B (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Sunday, February 20 on AMC; Episodes Released One Week Early on AMC+ Beginning February 13

The Walking Dead returns with many of our heroes fighting imminent hellfire under Reaper attack; while others battle Mother Nature’s torrential wrath in Alexandria. For all, their world is literally crashing down around them. Meanwhile, life in the Commonwealth is not as idyllic as it seems. Will they be able to pick up the pieces and who will be alive to help? Will their relationships heal or fracture? Will olive branches be extended, accepted, or rejected? For some, hope will be renewed. Others will be pushed past the point of no return. One truth holds tight: Lives hang in the balance with each decision drastically changing their future, their chances of survival, and the state of each community.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 7B (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Sunday, April 17 on AMC and AMC+, with First Two Episodes Available to Stream That Same Night Only on AMC+; Subsequent Episodes will Be Available One Week Early on AMC+

In the second half of Season 7, months have passed after the nuclear blast and the only one thriving is Victor Strand (Colman Domingo). Having built a fiefdom, he callously selects who will have a chance at life. The other members of the group have suffered immensely, but out of that, has come a fierce determination to live, even if it means taking Strand’s Tower by force and continuing the search for Padre, a mythical place no one is sure really exists. Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey,) now the reluctant leader to Teddy’s former followers, is plagued by a mysterious illness and the repercussions of her past actions. Morgan (Lennie James,) trying to maintain hope that he will be reunited with his family, knows Alicia is key to their survival. With Alicia declaring war, Strand’s paranoia and personal vendettas grow, and with that, new threats emerge from all sides.

Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC / AMC+)

Back-to-Back Episodes Premiere Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC and AMC+

Better Call Saul’s final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul, and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.

BBC AMERICA:

Killing Eve Season 4 (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Final Season Premieres Sunday, February 27

After the emotional climax of Season 3, Eve (Golden Globe® winner Sandra Oh), Villanelle (Emmy® Award winner Jodie Comer) and Carolyn (BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw) are in very different places. Following Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission, while Villanelle has found a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a “monster.” Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down The Twelve and the person that ordered Kenny’s hit. This season follows our extraordinary women, each driven by passion, revenge and obsession, building towards a messy, nuanced and totally glorious series finale.

Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Premieres Spring 2022

Legend of the Sea Devils finds the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) in 19th century China, where a small coastal village is under threat – from both the fearsome pirate queen Madame Ching (Crystal Yu) and a monstrous alien force which she unwittingly unleashes. Will the Doctor, Yaz and Dan emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet? The special introduces cast members Arthur Lee as Ji-Hun and Marlow Chan-Reeves as Ying Ki. Legend of the Sea Devils is the second of a trio of specials airing in 2022. Jodie Whittaker’s final feature-length Special will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

IFC:

The Film Independent Spirit Awards (IFC / AMC+)

Awards Special Premieres Sunday, March 6

IFC will once again exclusively broadcast the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The ceremony will air on IFC on Sunday, March 6 at 5pm ET, and will be available to stream simultaneously on AMC+. Following the broadcast, the full awards ceremony will be made available on demand across AMC+ and IFC platforms.

SHUDDER:

Hellbender (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, February 24

In this occult coming-of-age horror from the Adams filmmaking family (The Deeper You Dig), 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser, who co-wrote and co-directed with daughter Zelda Adams and her husband John Adams) her whole life. As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her. *Shudder Original

The Seed (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, March 10

The horror comedy centers on Deidre (Lucy Martin), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur) and Charlotte (Chelsea Edge), lifelong friends that are finally getting some time away together, using an upcoming meteor shower to gather more followers for their social media channels. But what starts out as a girls’ getaway in the Mojave Desert descends into a battle for survival with the arrival of an alien force whose air of mystery soon proves to be alluring and irresistible to them. *Shudder Original

Night’s End (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Film Premieres Thursday, March 31

In Night’s End, an anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism which takes a horrific turn. Starring Geno Walker, Felonious Munk, Kate Arrington, and Michael Shannon. Directed by Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin, V/H/S/94). *Shudder Original

Cursed Films Season 2 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, April 7

Exploring the facts and myths surrounding famous films some consider cursed. The new season will feature Rosemary’s Baby, Stalker, The Serpent & The Rainbow, Cannibal Holocaust and The Wizard of Oz. *Shudder Original

SUNDANCE NOW:

Wisting Season 2 (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Season Premieres Thursday, March 31

Based on Jørn Lier Horst’s crime novel ‘The Inner Darkness,’ this latest installment in the series literally opens with a bang. A convicted killer escapes from Detective Wisting’s custody by triggering a grenade during the inspection of a potential crime scene in the woods. The killer, who promised to reveal the location of yet another murder victim, instead blasts his way to freedom with the help of a former accomplice, injuring police officers in the process. The case is now personal for the entire Larvik police force. Wisting (Sven Nordin) embarks on some of the most intense days of his life as he must manage his revenge-thirsty team, as well as stop the two criminals before they continue their killing spree. The case also becomes personal for the detective’s daughter, Line (Thea Green Lundberg), who is shooting a true crime documentary about serial killers and was the one who instigated the whole inspection.

Ten Percent (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

New Series Premieres Spring 2022

From BAFTA winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A), the star-studded and buzzy comedy series Ten Percent (Based on the original hit French series, Call My Agent!) keeps the sensibilities and premise of the French series, in which the staff of a Parisian talent agency must hustle to keep clients happy after the abrupt death of their founder — all while juggling their own personal and love lives. The British remake takes a close look at London culture and class inequality, Britain’s entertainment relations to American Hollywood, and provides a whimsical tonality, unique to John Morton’s writing. Series regulars include Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series), Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Absentia), Maggie Steed (Elizabeth Is Missing), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose), Chelsey Crisp (Fresh Off the Boat), Hiftu Quasem (Killing Eve), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Black Mirror), Rebecca Humphries (The Crown), Harry Trevaldwyn (The King), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, Notting Hill), Natasha Little (Night Manager), Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, Sex Education), Eleonore Arnaud (Nu) and Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Game of Thrones). The series features cameos from Dominic West (The Crown, The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Jessica Oyelowo (The Water Man), and David Oyelowo (Nightingale, Selma) as well as well as appearances from Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Trainspotting), Helena Bonham Carter (The Harry Potter series, The Crown), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, An Education) and, the newly announced Emma Corrin (The Crown, Misbehaviour) and Himesh Patel (Don’t Look Up!, The Luminaries).

SUNDANCETV:

State of The Union (SUNDANCETV / SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

Season 2 Premieres Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14

Emmy® award-winning short form drama series, State of the Union returns with Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance) leading the second installment of the innovative format, 10 episodes, each 10 minutes in length. Written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal), State of the Union cleverly explores relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have ten minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue about everything from Quakerism to pronouns. Amongst the bickering they also discuss betrayals from their past, how they’re changing as people, and what the future of their relationship might look like in a changing world. *SundanceTV/Sundance Now Original

Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Sundays March 6 and March 20 at 9am ET/8c on SundanceTV; and Thursdays March 10 and March 24 on AMC+

Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) brings guests together for conversation and a delicious cocktail over brunch. Lineup as follows:

Sunday, March 6 at 9am/8c on Sundance TV / Thursday March 10 on AMC+
Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s returns to celebrate Women’s History Month. Join host Colman Domingo and special guests as they make a signature cocktail with Zacapa.

Sunday, March 20 at 9am/8c / Thursday March 24 on AMC+
Join host Colman Domingo and special guests as they make a signature Don Julio cocktail to celebrate Awards season.

WE TV:

Love After Lockup Season 4A (WEtv original series)

New Episodes Premiere Fridays at 9pm EST Beginning Friday, March 4

Five new couples and one returning couple take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, and even more mystery, as viewers once again debate if it’s true love or just another convincing con. Although every journey begins with a long-awaited prison release, each of our lovebirds and jailbirds have their own winding path to the altar. Watch Supertease |

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (WEtv original series)

Season 17 Premieres March 2022

This season, Hip Hop superstar K. MICHELLE (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) and KASTAN, RICH DOLLAZ and MARIAHLYNN, (Love & Hip Hop: New York) LYRICA and A1, (Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood) and GANGSTA BOO (Three 6 Mafia) and EMMET head to Marriage Boot Camp to face the music. Resident counselor Dr. Ish Major along with the established Judge Lynn Toler return this season to help the couples confront lies, betrayal, and bitter rivalries. But when secrets are exposed, will their relationships survive?

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



New Season of America’s Guiltiest Pleasure “Love After Lockup” Premieres Friday, March 4





New Season of America’s Guiltiest Pleasure “Love After Lockup” Premieres Friday, March 4 at 9 PM ET on WE tv
Five new couples and a fan favorite couple from Love During Lockup take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, and even more mystery, as viewers once again debate if it’s true love or just another convincing con.
[via press release from WE tv]
NEW SEASON OF AMERICA’S GUILTIEST PLEASURE “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” PREMIERES FRIDAY, MARCH 4 AT 9 PM ET ON WE TV

New Couples, New Drama, And Many New Shocking Surprises!

New York, NY – February 3, 2022 – WE tv announced today that “Love After Lockup,” the original installment of the criminally popular franchise is back on WE tv Friday, March 4 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT with 10 new juicy episodes that will now be 90 minutes each! New episodes become available on popular AMC streaming service ALLBLK, every Tuesday, following their premiere on WE tv.

Five new couples and a fan favorite couple from Love During Lockup take the drama to the next level with deeper love, bigger doubts, and even more mystery, as viewers once again debate if it’s true love or just another convincing con. Although every journey begins with a long-awaited prison release, each of our lovebirds and jailbirds have their own winding path to the altar.

Kevin & Tiffany (Arlington, TX)

Kevin, a self-proclaimed player, had many women sliding into his DMs, but Tiffany stood out from the crowd. Soon after they connected on the outside, Tiffany got in trouble and was sent to prison before Kevin closed the deal. They have kept in contact and plan to pick up where they left off once Tiffany is released, but will secrets blowup their romance?

Indie & Harry (Beltsville, MD)

In “Love During Lockup,” Indie waits for her “spiritual husband,” Harry, to get out of prison. Now Indie’s dreams might come true, as Harry’s release date is fast approaching. Indie’s psychic told her to move to Ohio to be with Harry in “Love During Lockup,” but the move was a bust. Will her second attempt be a success? Indie’s ready to give it another try, but her bounty-hunter mom won’t stop until she proves Harry is up to no good.

Rick & Raydean (Cedar Park, TX)

Rick (49 years old) and Raydean (29 years old) first met over 10 years ago but have only recently fallen in love. Back then, Raydean was dating a man who was in Rick’s motorcycle club. When they broke up, Rick kept an eye on Raydean, until one day she vanished– then Raydean reached out to Rick from prison, and the rest is history. Rick has grand plans for a beautiful future with his love, but will Raydean’s family and prison ties thwart Rick’s dreams?

Kaylah & Martel (Atlanta, GA)

Kaylah and Martel met by chance at a party 14 years ago. They had an instant connection and dated briefly before Martel was arrested and handed a hefty prison sentence. Kaylah and Martel continued their relationship through prison walls. After a 13-year prison stay, will secrets and lies get in between the love they’ve shared for all those years?

Tayler & Chance (Elsberry, MO)

Tayler, a devoted mother who’s been less than lucky in love, and Chance appropriately met by “chance” when he called expecting to speak with Tayler’s ex-boyfriend, who he had been incarcerated with– but the recently single Tayler decided to keep him on the line. He started calling once a week, then every day, and eventually the two fell in love. Chance knew Tayler was the one for him, but neither of their families are thrilled with the idea of the two being together. Tayler expects a proposal once he’s released, but will Chance be able to keep all his promises?

Lacey & Antoine (Sonomish, WA)

Lacey (38 years old) and Antoine (26 years old) met through Lacey’s friend, who just happens to be Antoine’s mom. Lacey, who’s marriage was on the rocks, was immediately infatuated with the young, hot, bad boy. Unfortunately, they spent little time together before Antoine called it off because Lacey was married. Though Lacey was married for almost 20 years, she was tired of her stale and loveless marriage. A year later, Antoine called her again, this time from prison. Now the two have been together for 2 years and Lacey has left her old life in the past. Now, because of that decision, Lacey has strained the relationship with her family and with Antoine’s mom. Will Lacey still feel it was all worth it? And how will Antoine handle the pressures of being with a woman a decade older than him?

WE tv has experienced significant growth on Friday nights on the strength of the “Love After Lockup/Life After Lockup” franchise. The network is currently #1 in all of cable during primetime on Friday nights among women 18-49, women 25-54 and #4 among adults 18-49 and #4 among adults 25-54. Over its more than 100-eisode history, the Love/Life franchise has averaged 1.1 million total viewers, nearly 700,000 adults 25-54 and more than 500,000 women 25-54 in Nielsen Live +3 ratings.

“Love After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison, Sara Hayworth and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About SHARP Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



‘LOVE AFTER LOCKUP’ SEASON 3 RETURNS JUNE 18 ON WE TV





‘LOVE AFTER LOCKUP’ SEASON 3 RETURNS JUNE 18 ON WE TV

WITH NEW COUPLES, CONVICTS AND JAW-DROPPING RELATIONSHIPS

NEW YORK, NY – May 21, 2021 — The third season of WE tv’s smash hit docuseries “Love After Lockup” returns with a brand new group of couples and cons, beginning Friday, June 18 at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT. Between personal life, family, kids and more, this season, the couples will risk it all for their felon lovers.

The wildly addicting series follows couples who meet their felon fiancés at their prison releases and the journey on their road to the altar. With stunning firsts, shocking family drama, secrets & lies, will their love survive after lockup or is it all just a con?

New couples this season include:

Daonte & Nicolle (Newport News, VA and Troy, VA)

Daonte is known for falling fast and loving hard, but Nicolle isn’t Daonte’s first inmate! When Daonte first fell in love with an inmate, prior to Nicolle, he spent so much money on her that eventually, he had to move back in with his mother. Prior to prison, Nicolle lived a wild life and was known for being a party girl. Will conservative Daonte prove exciting enough for Nicolle? Will Nicolle’s wild ways be more than Daonte can handle?

Rachel & Doug (Warren, MI and Kincheloe, MI)

Rachel met her new love on Write a Prisoner and after two previous prison relationships she’s convinced the third time’s a charm! Rachel and Doug got married while he was in prison and have never been intimate before. A ladies’ man and a true bad boy, Doug has been in and out of prison since he was 18 and has an 11 year old son whom Doug believes Rachel is too soft on and plans to get the household into shape when he is released. He has never been faithful in any of his relationships but thinks things will be different with Rachel – a hard working woman who is able to provide for him and his son. Is Rachel his true love or is this just more baloney?

Courtney & Josh (New Vienna, OH and Toledo, OH)

Courtney fell madly in love with inmate Josh during her time as a corrections lieutenant. Their relationship was discovered, Courtney was fired, ultimately sent to jail and is currently still on probation. However, this allowed her to pursue the relationship further and soon after Courtney and Josh were married in prison. The couple were married by proxy and neither were present for the wedding. But did they really know what they were getting themselves into when saying ‘I do?’

Britney & Ray (Spring, TX and Beaumont, TX)

Britney comes from an accomplished family that has the same expectation for her future partner. However, Britney’s current relationship could topple it all… she’s dating an inmate she met on Facebook. Ray had a really hard life. The death of his mother sent him spiraling into trouble. Ultimately, Ray landed in prison for selling drugs. Britney is desperate to get married and at 32 feels her chance at having a family is slipping away. Can Britney get her mother to approve, or will this couple move forward without her mother’s blessing?

Anissa & Jeffrey (Manchester, TN and Oakdale, LA)

Anissa and Jeffrey met 10 years ago on a pen pal website, and after a few letters they switched to phone calls and their exclusive relationship began…or so she thought. Anissa has put all of herself into the relationship- emotionally and financially. Jeff was supposed to be released to Anissa twice before, and both times he bailed on her making her friends wonder if Jeff is even real at all. This is Anissa’s final attempt at a happily ever after with Jeff. Will this release be her third swing and a miss at love?

Stan & Lisa (St Louis, MO and Chillicothe, MO)

Stan is a retired millionaire who’s full of life. After his wife passed away in 2012, he did what any wealthy man in his position would do: find a young attractive woman to date. Stan and Lisa met in 2017 on a dating site, Seeking Arrangements, and only met in person once before Lisa got locked up. After about a year and a half with her still incarcerated, they reconnected, and fell in love again.

The “Love/Life After Lockup” franchise continues to be “must watch” television for audiences on Friday nights. Fueled by the success of the franchise, WE tv has been the #1 network on Friday nights among Black women since 2019 to date. In 2021, the latest season of “Life After Lockup” was the #1 cable program on Friday nights across key demos including Black women 18-49 and 25-54, all women 18-49 and 25-54, and Black adults 18-49 and 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings.

Tune in to “Love After Lockup” Friday, June 18 at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT on WEtv.

“Love After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About SHARP Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a Manhattan-based television production house that has garnered a reputation for pioneering a fresh perspective on pop-culture television and currently holds record ratings for multiple networks. Since its creation 12 years ago, Sharp Entertainment has produced hundreds of hours of television, tripled in size and now boasts a full-time staff of over 100 employees, which includes some of the New York’s most imaginative writers, editors and producers, who collaborate to deliver smart, exciting television.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



WE TV’S “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” CONCLUDES HIGHEST-RATED HALF SEASON IN SERIES HISTORY





WE TV’S “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” CONCLUDES HIGHEST-RATED HALF SEASON IN SERIES HISTORY IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY DEMOS
New Season of “Life After Lockup” Premieres Friday, November 20th at 9pm ET on WE tv
New York, NY – November 20, 2020 – WE tv’s “Love After Lockup” concluded the second half of its 3rd season with record viewership, scoring its highest rated half season in series history in total viewers and across all key demos. The most recent season also ranks as the #2 most watched season in the history of the “Love/Life After Lockup” franchise, behind only the second half of “Life After Lockup” season 2. An all-new 16-episode season of “Life After Lockup” premieres Friday, November 20th at 9pm ET on WE tv. View a supertease for the new season here.

“We’re incredibly thrilled by the continued success and popularity of our ‘Love After Lockup’ franchise and are especially pleased we’ve been able to safely and successfully produce these new episodes amidst the challenges of COVID-19,” said Lauren Gellert, EVP of Development and Original Programming for WE tv. “With 16 brand-new episodes of ‘Life After Lockup,’ we’re excited to check back in with our favorite returning couples from past seasons, along with some newer faces from this season’s ‘Love After Lockup,’ and provide a much-needed ‘escape’ for longtime fans and new viewers.”

On the upcoming season of “Life After Lockup,” the couples will face plenty of firsts in their new lives together – from new marriages to divorce, new homes to new children, all while living under the challenges of parole. The season will feature couples Shavel & Quaylon, Scott & Lindsey, and Amber & Puppy from the most recent “Love After Lockup” season, as well as returning fan favorites Marcelino & Brittany, Michael & Sarah, Lacey & Shane, and Andrea & Lamar.

The “Love/Life After Lockup” franchise continues to be “must watch” television for audiences on Friday nights. The second half of season 3 of “Love After Lockup” averaged nearly 1.3 million total viewers per episode and saw double digit percentage growth compared to the first half of the season, +15% among women 18-49, +13% among women 25-54, +12% among adults 25-54, and +12% among total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. During its six-week season run, “Love After Lockup” Season 3 Part 2 made WE tv the #1 cable entertainment network spot on Friday nights during its time slot among women and adults 18-49 and 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. WE tv was also the #1 cable entertainment network among women 25-54 in prime time on Fridays.

For 2020 to date, “Love After Lockup” ranks as the #1 original cable program on Friday nights among women 18-49 and 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 and Live+7 ratings and has made WE tv the #1 cable entertainment network on Friday nights among these key demos in Nielsen Live+7.

“Love After Lockup” and hit spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” are produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



‘LIFE AFTER LOCKUP’ RETURNS WITH NEW EPISODES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20





CAN THESE COUPLES COHABITATE IN THE REAL WORLD OR WILL THESE EX-CONS RETURN TO THE BIG HOUSE?

‘LIFE AFTER LOCKUP’ RETURNS WITH NEW EPISODES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT ON WE tv

New York, NY — October 23, 2020 — The third season of WE tv’s smash hit spinoff series “Life After Lockup” is back with 16 all-new episodes premiering on Friday, November 20 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT. Will these ex-cons feel imprisoned in their own relationships, or are these couples ready for a life sentence together?

The couples will face plenty of firsts in their new lives together – from new marriages to divorce, new homes to new children, all while living under the challenges of their parole. Possible restrictions abound: early curfews, random check-ins, drug tests, travel prohibitions, consorting with ex-cons combined with the temptations of alcohol and drugs, the stakes have never been higher. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?

NEW TO “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP”
Shavel & Quaylon (Olathe, KS)
Shavel goes through Quaylon’s phone and finds something she doesn’t like, and her passion for Quaylon pushes him back to his mother. Will Shavel ever get the proposal that she dreams of from Quaylon? And if she does, will their family and friends get on board with the marriage?

Scott & Lindsey (Olive Branch, MS)
Lindsey has moved into Scott’s place, and they are determined to make this relationship work. Now that they’ve done their quarantining, Mylie Grace has moved in! How will Lindsey handle being a full time mom? At the same time, both Scott and Lindsey have found dirt from the past on one another. Can they recover from all of the investigations?

Shawn & Destinie (Las Vegas, NV)
We left Shawn and Destinie engaged and living together in Las Vegas, but her court date looms over their future plans and Destinie has bucked warrants in the past. Will this couple make it to the altar or will Destinie and Shawn return to visits behind bars?

Amber & Puppy (Douglasville, GA)
When Puppy and Amber’s mom are released, they pressure Amber about her failed attempt to marry Vince. Amber and Puppy seek legal advice about Vince’s adoption scam. What do they have to do in order to reverse the adoption and get rid of “Daddy Vince” once and for all?

RETURNING FAN FAVORITES:
Marcelino & Brittany (Las Vegas, NV)
Since Brittany and her sister learned of their mother’s theft and relapsed addiction, they have kept their mom at arms length. Brittany’s plan to take her family on a trip to Alaska – to face family and her painful past – sets them on a course that alters their future…

Michael & Sarah (Rochester, NY)
Sarah and Michael go battle for custody of their two daughters in court. Will Michael fight or agree to Sarah’s request for full custody? Will Sarah’s new boyfriend Malcolm stick around if he hears Michael is still hanging around, and is Sarah still carrying a flame for Michael?

Lacey & Shane (Virginia Beach, VI)
Lacey and Shane are expecting triplets and Shane has never even changed a diaper! He’s going to have to learn… fast. Will John’s release from jail spoil their new found happiness?

Andrea & Lamar (Los Angeles, CA)
Lamar enlists Priscilla to keep a secret from her mom, which goes well until Andrea finds out. Tennison fights the pressure from his mom to commit to a Mormon mission and Andrea may be losing the battle to keep her family’s Mormon values strong while living is Los Angeles.

“Life After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison, Sophie Mallam and Lauren P. Gellert, Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About SHARP Entertainment
SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.

About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.​​



‘LOVE AFTER LOCKUP’ RETURNS WITH SIX NEW EPISODES





THEY’RE ALL OUT OF THE CLINK

WILL THESE COUPLES BE PUSHED BEYOND THE BRINK?

‘LOVE AFTER LOCKUP’ RETURNS WITH SIX NEW EPISODES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT ON WE tv

And Don’t Forget, “Life After Lockup” Special Four-Part Quarantine Event

Premieres Tonight, Friday, September 11 at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT

NEW YORK, NY — September 11, 2020 — The third season of WE tv’s smash hit docuseries “Love After Lockup” returns with six new episodes on Friday, October 9 at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT. The highly-addicting series follows lovebirds hoping to make their way down the aisle with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them. Whether it’s dodging a parole officer, negotiating with a halfway house, or being stuck under house arrest with someone they hardly know, the realities of being on the outside are starting to hit these newly released prisoners. Will they break the law and go back to jail, or save themselves and leave their lovers broken hearted?

“Love After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler and Alan Madison. Lauren P. Gellert, Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About SHARP Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



WE TV’S “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” CONTINUES AS THE #1 CABLE ORIGINAL SERIES ON FRIDAY NIGHTS





WE TV’S “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” CONTINUES AS THE #1 CABLE ORIGINAL SERIES ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
Season 3 mid-season finale scored over 1.2 million total viewers and delivered season-high viewership among key demos
The series helped make WE tv the #1 cable network on Friday nights every single week during its eight-week run among key demos

NEW YORK, NY — September 11, 2020 — WE tv’s word-of-mouth viral phenomenon “Love After Lockup” continues to be a breakaway hit with viewers, as the series concludes the first half of Season 3 as the #1 original series on Friday nights across all of cable among key demos of women and adults 18-49 and 25-54 in both Nielsen L+3 and L+7. The mid-season finale of the popular series, which aired on Friday, September 4th, delivered season-high viewership among the key demos of women 18-49 and total viewers in Nielsen Live+3, scoring 1.2 million total viewers for the episode. Over its eight-week run, “Love After Lockup” drove WE tv to the #1 cable network spot on Friday nights every single week among key demos of women and adults 18-49 and 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3.

“We’re thrilled that viewers continue to excitedly connect with ‘Love After Lockup’ and the incredibly relatable relationships and real stories into its third season,” said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. “With more viewing choices than ever, WE tv and our Friday night originals continue to attract and engage audiences with “must watch” content.”

During its third season, “Love After Lockup” tracked among the top 1% of most talked about Reality TV shows, ahead of other popular reality shows, and was among the top 2% of the fastest growing Reality TV shows across social channels. The series was also the #1 most talked about program among WE tv originals, with the top social post tracking 20-times ahead of the show’s year-to-date average.

For 2020 to date, “Love After Lockup” ranks as a Top 4 original program on Friday nights across all cable networks among women 18-49 and 25-54 in both Nielsen Live+3 and Live+7. Additionally, this first half of Season 3 of “Love After Lockup” scored the highest Live+3 season average among total viewers and adults 25-54 since the first half of its second season in 2018.

The second half of Season 3 returns later this year, with spinoff series “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” debuting a talent-filmed series on Friday, September 11th. This special four-part event features a mix of unseen footage and self-shot stories captured during quarantine using cell phones, Go Pros, video diaries, and interviews recorded on Skype.

“Love After Lockup,” the obsession-inducing docuseries that chronicles couples making the complicated transition to love on the ‘outside’ when one partner is released from prison, was the fastest-growing new cable reality series for 2018 and successfully debuted spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” in Summer 2019.

“Love After Lockup” and hit spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” are produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



“Love After Lockup” Season 3 Premieres July 17 on WE tv with All New Couples and Cons





“Love After Lockup” Season 3 Premieres July 17 on WE tv with All New Couples and Cons
The highly-addicting series follows lovebirds hoping to make their way to the altar with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them.
[via press release from WE tv]
WILL WEDDING BELLS RING, OR IS IT BACK TO THE CLINK?

“LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” SEASON 3 PREMIERES JULY 17 ON WE TV WITH ALL NEW COUPLES AND CONS

NEW YORK, NY — June 25, 2020 — WE tv’s smash hit docuseries “Love After Lockup” returns for a third season with all-new star-crossed couples, beginning Friday, July 17 at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT. The highly-addicting series follows lovebirds hoping to make their way to the altar with the jailbirds who may or may not be conning them. From the first lusty meet-ups outside of prison walls to awkward meetings with mom, ‘Love After Lockup’ doesn’t miss a moment of every romantic, cringy, and heartbreaking journey.

New couples this season include:

Jessica & Maurice (Las Vegas, NV)

Jessica was immediately smitten when she stumbled upon Maurice’s profile on “Plenty of Fish”, only to realize later that he was in prison. After three short months of dating, Maurice, serving time for first degree burglary, got down on one knee, ring-less, and proposed to Jessica; who immediately said yes and proceeded to buy her own ring for two dollars. The couple tied the knot in a prison wedding shortly after their engagement and hopes to have a big Vegas wedding following Maurice’s release… but will Jessica’s family accept this new union?

Shawn & Destinie (Las Vegas, NV)

After striking up an immediate connection online, Shawn and Destinie now talk twice a day – but there’s one big catch: the couple has never met in person. How will the mother of Shawn’s six children react when he reveals the new love of his life, an ex-con, is moving in?

John & Kristianna (Cresco, IA and Mitchellville, IA)

John and Kristianna struck up a relationship online and fell head over heels for each other after just three months. Unbeknownst to Kristianna, John is planning for a wedding ceremony on the very day of her release. Will John move too fast for his newly released love?

Scott & Lindsey (Olive Branch, MS and Dublin, CA)

51-year-old entrepreneur Scott uprooted his New York life for 27-year-old Mississippi belle, Lindsey, who landed in jail for possession of drugs and a firearm. Though they’ve never met in person, Scott has been supporting the former cheerleader and honor student throughout their relationship; and plans to move Lindsey and her daughter into the dream home he is renovating to her specifications.

Tyrice & Chanda (Chicago, IL and Kansas City, KS)

Tired of the games women play on the outside; Tyrice, who is pushing 50, found 28-year-old Chanda on a website for prison pen pals. Tyrice is hoping to settle down ASAP with the love of his life, but is Chanda on the same page? His three grown children are happy he’s found a mate, but they do not trust her one bit.

Shavel & Quaylon (Olathe, KS)

Incarcerated for over a decade, Quaylon met Shavel seeking companionship during his lengthy sentence. After months of calls, visits and letters, their friendship quickly turned into something more. After two years together, Shavel is looking forward to the release of the love of her life and starting a life with her 5-year-old daughter in Kansas City. What she doesn’t know is Quaylon’s family expects him to return to Texas upon his release. Tune in to “Love After Lockup” Friday, July 17 at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT on WEtv.

“Love After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp and Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert, Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

About SHARP Entertainment

SHARP Entertainment is a New York-based television production house with a record of creating and producing groundbreaking unscripted television. Founded by producer Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp has flourished to become one of the industry’s leading production enterprises, delivering thousands of hours of programming and achieving an unmatched track record of ratings success across multiple networks.

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.



‘LIFE’ FINDS A WAY FOR WE TV’S “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP”





‘LIFE’ FINDS A WAY FOR WE TV’S “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP” THROUGH UNPRECEDENTED TALENT-FILMED SERIES
LATEST IN SERIES OF INITIATIVES FOR WE TV’S #WE Are Here 4 U WITH NEW ORIGINAL CONTENT ACROSS LINEAR, SOCIAL AND DIGITAL FEATURING FAVORITE WE TV TALENT

NEW YORK, NY — April 23, 2020 — WE tv announced today that franchise hit “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” will debut an unprecedented, talent-filmed series later this year. The new miniseries will consist of four onehour episodes, created from self-shot footage using iPhone videos, Go Pros, Osmos, Skype video diaries and interviews, and more. The self-shot series is the latest in an ongoing effort as part of the network’s #WE Are Here 4 U initiative to entertain, inform, and connect with audiences during this unusual moment.
“Our network is focused on real life and our talent are all real people, dealing with the same issues, fear and frustrations as our viewers,” said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. “Nothing is more real than this situation that we’re all finding ourselves in, and this moment in time provides a unique opportunity to add even more relevant and relatable content to our viewers — including important reminders how to stay safe and healthy.”
The “Life After Lockup” cast will include franchise favorites such as: Andrea and Lamar, Marcelino and Brittany, Angela and Tony, Lacey and Shane, Megan, Michael and Sarah, Lizzie, and more, as they navigate new situations and new relationships, all while finding themselves amidst the current circumstances of a global crisis, self-isolation and quarantine.
WE tv’s ongoing #WE Are Here 4 U initiatives includes:
“The Quarantine Chronicles” – WE tv talent are sharing what they are doing to get through this crazy time and inviting fans to participate with their own tips and ideas for getting by, as we’re all in this together.
“Love After Lockup Containment Experts” – Our formerly jailed talent from “Love After Lockup” and “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” know better than anyone how to pass the time and survive ‘quarantine’. Our experts from the show will be sharing their tips and secrets for surviving the loneliness of confinement and coping with being apart from loved ones through a series of videos on-air and across social, featuring Tony, Lamar, Shane and Josh. Videos Here.
WE tv Pop Q App: On Thursdays during episodes of “Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka,” Waka and Tammy will be playing games hosted by Jojo, giving fans who are also quarantined a chance to connect with other fans, available through the WE Pop Q app.
Additional social and digital initiatives include Instagram Bingo, Weekly Update Videos featuring our favorite celebs, WE tv daily polls and other interactive social content, and more.
WE tv is also part of AMC Networks’ ‘We’re With You” initiative, an ongoing, multi-network, effort to entertain, inform, and remind audiences that they are not alone and that we are all in this moment together. The initiative includes hours or programming from across its cable networks – AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv – and the SVOD service Sundance Now for free across digital and on demand, as well as a variety of spots with scenes that have renewed relevance to current circumstances and creative that features talent across the brands.
“Love After Lockup” and “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” are produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.
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About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.