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OWN Sets Ratings Record With ‘Black Love’

OWN has ordered additional episodes of its unscripted series Black Love after the series’ Aug. 29 debut set a network ratings record for a reality series premiere.

The four-part series, created by Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy), drew 1.2 million viewers for Tuesday's episode, becoming the network’s highest-rated unscripted series premiere in OWN history, according to network officials. The series highlights love stories from African-American married couples and examines the reality of what life-long love looks like, said network officials.

Featured couples for the current four-episode season include Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon, actress Meagan Good and husband DeVon Franklin, Tia Mowry and husband/actor Cory Hardrict, actor Flex Alexander and his wife and musical artist Shanice.

New episodes for 2018 will include Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson, former NBA player Grant Hill and wife, recording artist Tamia.