OWN ANNOUNCES NEW UNSCRIPTED RELATIONSHIP SERIES "#LOVEGOALS" PREMIERING MARCH 2020
Series Features Five Celebrity Couples and a Licensed Therapist
Under One Drama-Filled Roof Including:
Benzino and Althea Hart, Sundy Carter and Breyon Williams,
Coolio and Mimi Ivey, Dee Dee "Spinderella" Roper and Quenton "Q" Coleman,
and Dwayne "Money" Bowe and Theresa Bowe
Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the straight-to-series order of the new unscripted relationship series "#LoveGoals," set to premiere on OWN in March 2020. The series joins OWN's popular Saturday night lineup of unscripted shows that focus on love and relationships. Year-to-date, OWN is the #1 cable network on Saturday nights for African American viewers.
From Irwin Entertainment, the production company behind the hit series "Celebrity Rehab," "Couples Therapy" and "Family Therapy," comes "#LoveGoals," in which renowned family and relationship therapist, Spirit, counsels five celebrity couples who are at a crossroads in their relationship. Their challenges range from fame and power, to overcoming infidelity, childhood trauma and communication issues. Through an intense two-week therapy program that features both insight-oriented exercises and special guests, the famous couples will face and hopefully resolve their most challenging problems.
Appearing in the freshman season of "#LoveGoals" will be: Benzino and Althea Heart, whose tumultuous and litigious relationship is well known to fans from their featured roles in "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta;" Former NFL wide receiver and rapper Dwayne "Money" Bowe and Theresa Bowe, who have been together for 11 years and wed in 2018; actress and former "Basketball Wives" star Sundy Carter and Breyon Williams; former Salt-N-Pepa group member Dee Dee "Spinderella" Roper and comedian Quenton "Q" Coleman, plus rapper/actor/chef and producer Coolio and his fiancé, Mimi Ivey.
Series' host, Spirit, is a licensed therapist and media personality who aims to empower people with the skills, tools, and information vital to developing, sustaining and maximizing healthy, intimate relationships. Spirit was the host of Fox's, "The Daily Helpline," and XM/Sirius' nightly radio program "Talking with Spirit." She is also a regular guest of HLN, "Dr. Drew: On Call," "The Bill Cunningham Show," and "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show."
"#Love Goals" will be an exciting addition to the network's Saturday night lineup centered around love and marriage," said OWN president Tina Perry. "Spirit's healing approach to mending and strengthening relationships in this new weekly series will make for great television."
"#LoveGoals" is from Irwin Entertainment. John Irwin, Damian Sullivan and
Andy Scheer are executive producers.
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About Irwin Entertainment:
Based in Los Angeles, Irwin Entertainment, Inc. is a full service multi-platform television production company committed to producing and developing high quality projects in the comedy, reality, and live entertainment arenas. Headed by veteran television producer, John Irwin, the company has projects on air, in production, and in development with a variety of cable, broadcast, and digital networks including VH1, HBO, E!, NBC, Comedy Central, Netflix, CMT, TruTV, TBS, Oxygen, Spike, OWN, and A&E. Irwin is the president of the company, which he founded in 2004. Irwin's most recent projects in addition to "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," include NBC's Miss America 2020, and NBC's New Year's Eve 2020. Irwin has also produced stand up specials with Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Seth Meyers and Adam Sandler for Netflix.