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Published on December 16th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


‘Love & Marriage’: OWN Expands Series for 2024

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has unfurled its plans for an amplified dose of heartfelt connections and relational drama in 2024, announcing an extension of the beloved ‘Love & Marriage‘ franchise. With greenlights for fresh seasons of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” and “Love & Marriage: Detroit,” along with the imminent return of “Love & Marriage: D.C.,” viewers can brace themselves for a riveting exploration of relationships across diverse American landscapes.

Helmed by Carlos King’s Kingdom Reign Entertainment, these series delve into the lives of dynamic couples and interconnected friend groups in various cities, delivering compelling narratives that resonate deeply with audiences. Premieres are scheduled to unfold throughout the upcoming year, kicking off with “Love & Marriage: D.C.” on January 27 at 8 pm ET/PT within the network’s established Saturday night unscripted programming block.

Tina Perry, President of OWN TV Network and OTT Streaming, expressed her anticipation, emphasizing the enduring success of the franchise, “When OWN’s Love & Marriage: Huntsville first hit [the] air, and to this day, multiple spinoffs later, Love & Marriage continues to deliver and prove itself time and again by making OWN the top destination for Black viewers every Saturday night.”

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Love & Marriage: Huntsville

Has empirically proven to be a standout success, drawing in over 12 million total viewers this year alone. Its current run, airing Saturdays at 8 pm ET/PT, reigns as the leading original non-sports series of the night across broadcast and cable, captivating key African-American demographics and propelling OWN to the forefront as the #1 cable network among African-American women (25-54) viewers.

In 2023, the franchise’s impact remained resolute, with both “Love & Marriage: D.C.” and “Love & Marriage: Detroit” seasons ranking among the top three original non-sports programs on Saturday primetime across broadcast and cable for African-American women (25-54) and women (18-49) audiences according to data provided by OWN in a press document.

As the latest chapter of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” draws to a close with its season finale slated for Saturday, December 30 at 8 pm ET/PT, viewers can anticipate a three-part season reunion hosted by executive producer Carlos King. This special event is scheduled to air across consecutive Saturdays starting from January 6, leading up to the eagerly awaited return of “Love & Marriage: D.C.” on January 27 at 8 pm ET/PT.

All series within the franchise are produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment, with ITV America also contributing as a producer for “Love & Marriage: Huntsville.” Carlos King serves as the executive producer across all three series.

Show Insights

OWN - Love & Marriage Huntsville

Love & Marriage: Huntsville” chronicles the lives of a close-knit group of long-standing friends in Huntsville, Alabama. From Melody Rodgers and her ex-husband Martell Holt to Maurice and Kimmi Scott, Marsau and LaTisha “Tisha” Scott, and the vivacious Stormi Steele alongside her husband Courtney Beasley, the show captures their individualities, challenges, and triumphs in navigating the intricacies of love, marriage, and aspirations.

OWN - Love & Marriage DC

Love & Marriage: D.C.” offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of three African-American couples in the nation’s capital. Featuring Jamie and Erana Tyler, Ashley Silva and DJ Quicksilva, and Joi Carter and Clifton Pettie, this group of friends balances their relationships while embracing the vibrant essence of the D.C. lifestyle.

OWN - Love & Marriage Detroit

Love & Marriage: Detroit” unfolds against the backdrop of a resurgent city known for its robust Black culture. Focused on three deeply connected African-American couples—Russell and Kolby Harris, Brandon, and Kristina Bowman Smith, and Anthony and Dr. LaToya Thompson—the series showcases their commitment to building fulfilling lives for their families in a city undergoing a compelling resurgence.

As OWN continues to captivate audiences with authentic stories of love, friendship, and the complexities of relationships, the Love & Marriage franchise promises a riveting and heartfelt journey through the tapestry of human connections in diverse American cities.


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