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Love Is___ Renewed by OWN


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its hit romantic drama series Love Is___ for a second season.

Set primarily in 1990s Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, Love Is___ follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. The series ranks as the number one show on cable in its time period with women 25 to 54.

Love Is___ is produced by Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning). The Akils created and executive produced the series through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

“Mara and Salim have brought their heart and soul to this passion project working with our friends at Warner Horizon Scripted Television and we couldn’t be more thrilled to renew the show for a second season,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “This series is an important part of OWN’s scripted programming lineup and to see the ratings grow as the Akils’ love story unfolds each week is truly exciting.”

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