Four new unscripted series are headed to OWN’s Saturday night lineup, the network announced Thursday, including “Chad Loves Michelle,” a reality show following Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams’ engagement to pastor Chad Johnson, which will premiere in November.
“Ready to Love” is a dating show featuring black men and women in their 30s and 40s, hosted by Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles, that will kick off with a two-night premiere in October. The other two series, “Family or Fiancé” and “Rocket City Revival” are expected to premiere next year.
“OWN viewers are looking for real and honest stories that are relatable to their own lives,” said OWN President Erik Logan. “These new shows all feature passionate relationships and the desire to keep love alive and will captivate viewers from the very beginning. I’m excited about our growing roster of unscripted programs joining our Saturday night lineup.”
See each series’ official description and premiere dates below.
“Chad Loves Michelle” (premieres Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
“Chad Loves Michelle,” from Relevé Entertainment and InventTV, will feature an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy award-winning singer Michelle Williams, one-third of chart-topping Destiny’s Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive pre-marital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife. Both are relocating to Los Angeles from different cities in the months leading up to their wedding, but not to the same bedroom. Guided by their faith and unwavering values, the couple has vowed to consummate the relationship only after they are wed. Each episode will feature real issues the couple is tackling in their everyday lives, including Michelle’s high-profile battle with mental health issues, and the lessons they learn from the pre-marital counseling sessions that bond them stronger together. Sergio Alfaro, Michaline Babich, Holly Carter, Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson are executive producers.
“Ready To Love” (two-night premiere Tuesday, October 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT)
“Ready to Love,” a dating series from Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment, explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their 30s and 40s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. A unique twist on a typical dating show, “Ready to Love,” highlights the men’s observations and experiences in the search for true love in Atlanta. The series is hosted by Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and joins OWN’s popular Saturday night unscripted programming lineup. “Ready to Love” is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment. Will Packer is executive producer. Will Packer Media’s Kelly Smith, Lighthearted’s Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler also executive produce along with Anthony Sylvester.
“Family Or Fiancé” (premieres in 2019)
In “Family or Fiancé,” from Bunim/Murray Productions, newly engaged couples whose families have voiced paralyzing concerns (
“Rocket City Revival” (working title – premieres in 2019)
“Rocket City Revival,” from Kingdom Reign Entertainment, brings together three high-powered African-American