OWN's 'Black Love' debuts to record ratings, new episodes ordered with Sterling K. Brown, Tina Knowles-Lawson & more
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OWN's 'Black Love' debuts to record ratings, new episodes ordered with Sterling K. Brown, Tina Knowles-Lawson & more

The Oprah Winfrey Network’s four-episode docuseries Black Love, from filmmakers Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver has debuted to solid ratings — and the network has ordered more.

According to the network, “with 1.2 million total viewers and a 0.89 rating for W25-54” it became “OWN’s most-watched unscripted series debut in OWN history and the network’s highest-rated unscripted series debut in more than four years in the network’s key W25-54 demo.”

The new episodes for 2018 will feature Emmy-nominated actor Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Grammy-nominated recording artist Tamia, Hip-Hop icon Rev Run and wife Justine Simmons, Grammy-winning gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy, comedian D.L. Hughley and wife LaDonna, former NFL-running back Eddie George and wife Taj and more.

The show “highlights love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the burning question, ‘What is the secret to making a marriage work?’ Black Love dives into how love begins while showing the reality of what lifelong love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn’t a cakewalk. The docuseries shares honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy always-true love stories.”Celebrity couples featured in the first episodes include Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon,  Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict, Flex Alexander and Shanice, Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell, and many additional couples from around the country.

Celebrity couples featured in the first episodes include Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon,  Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict, Flex Alexander and Shanice, Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell, and many additional couples from around the country.

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