On Tuesday, the Oprah Winfrey Network’s newest show examining the love lives of famous Black celebrities debuted to the network’s highest ratings ever.
“Black Love” is a four episode docu-series featuring famous Black couples like Megan Good and DeVon Franklin, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Cory Hardrict, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, Flex Alexander and Shanice, opening up about their marriages and sharing love stories. The show debuted on Tuesday but its regular time slot will be Saturdays at 9 p.m.
The question that the show asks every couple is: What is the secret to making a marriage work?
“Black Love” debuted with “1.2 million total viewers,” making the show “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 second season will feature Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson, NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Grammy-nominated recording artist Tamia, Rev Run and Justine Simmons, Kirk Franklin and wife Tammy, comedian D.L. Hughley and wife LaDonna, former NFL-running back Eddie George and wife Taj and more.
Everything about the show is about celebrating love and all of its joys. The show is even created by a married couple: Codie and Tommy Oliver.
At a panel discussion in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Codie said the show is not exclusive to Black couples. it “It was very important to show black people in very healthy relationships, not exclusively black couples,” Codie said during a panel discussion in Los Angeles about the show.
Below, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Cory Hardrict discuss the sweetest gesture he did for her.