Black love is about to get more than hashtaggable attention. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN has decided to make black love into a docuseries of the same name. Winfrey tapped filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (The Perfect Guy) and Confluential Films for the new show Black Love.
OK, so what is it? Black Love highlights love stories from the black community and focuses on answering the burning question, “What is the secret to making a marriage work?” The show will dive into how love begins while showing the reality of what lifelong love looks like, and will offer proof that it can happen for everyone. The show will be honest, emotional and sometimes cringeworthy, but it will always champion true black love stories.
So who’s going to be on it? According to OWN, Black Love is rolling out the red carpet by having the Oscar-winning Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon; Hollywood power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin; NAACP Image Award winner Tia Mowry and her husband, actor Cory Hardrict; NAACP Image Award nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy-nominated recording artist Shanice; gospel singer Erica Campbell and her husband, music producer Warryn Campbell; and many additional couples from around the country.
You can catch Black Love on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after a new episode of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air regularly on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Sept. 2. Will you be watching? Check out the exclusive sneak peek below.