The Oprah Winfrey Network announced two new unscripted series set for Fall from producers Will Packer and Carlos King, in an effort to expand its unscripted programming for two nights beginning in October.
“Expanding to two nights with our unscripted shows gives our loyal viewers even more of the programming they’re super passionate about,” said Tina Perry, president OWN. “Over the years, OWN has established Saturday nights as the leading destination for Black women focusing on unscripted programs in the love and relationship space and we look forward to continuing that momentum on Friday nights this fall.”
OWN added to its roster Put A Ring On It, created by Packer and Lighthearted Entertainment, and Behind Every Man, a product of King and his production company Kingdom Reign Entertainment.
Both producers currently have hit unscripted shows on the network which include Packers’ Ready For Love and King’s Love & Marriage Huntsville.
As Packer’s newest unscripted relationship series Put A Ring on It follows three longtime couples, with help from master relationship coach Dr. Nicole LaBeach, who embark on the ultimate relationship test. From week to week the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they’ve been too afraid to ask: is this their happily ever after?
For Behind Every Man, King has brought in Love & Marriage: Huntsville's Melody Holt as a host for the series that celebrates the women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles, and sacrifices they have made to support the men they love, whose lives are lived in the spotlight.
The show features couples Tammy and Kirk Franklin, Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith, Big Sean and his mother Myra Anderson, Usher and his mother Jonnetta Patton, and many more.
Since 2012, OWN has dedicated Saturday to be its primary day for unscripted programming. The expansion will now include Fridays.
The new fall schedule will start on Friday, October 23, with a new season of Ready To Love and the series premiere of Put A Ring On It.
The following day will have the Season 7 premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life and Behind Every Man, both of which will continue to air on Saturdays.