OWN Orders 85-Plus New Hours of Content


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered more than 85 new hours of content by picking up additional seasons of four of its most popular unscripted series.

The network has renewed Belle Collective, Love & Marriage: D.C., Love & Marriage: Huntsville and Put a Ring on It. The series will air during OWN’s established Friday and Saturday night unscripted programming blocks throughout 2023, beginning with Love & Marriage: D.C. in January.

In 2022 to date, Ready to Love, Belle Collective and Put a Ring on It are Friday night’s top three original cable series with African American women over the age of 18, driving OWN to be Friday night’s number one cable network for the demographic. All three achieved double-digit growth over the last year in total viewers.

Also to date in 2022, Love & Marriage: Huntsville and Love & Marriage: D.C. are Saturday night’s top two original non-sports series across broadcast and cable with African American women over the age of 18. Love & Marriage: Huntsville is OWN’s number one series, while Love & Marriage: D.C. is the network’s number one freshman series across all key demographics.

“At the center of our programming is our purpose: to make sure our audience is reflected and sees themselves–their stories, families and community—in a nuanced and layered way,” said Tina Perry, president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “The success of these shows tells us that we are meeting this goal, and it’s deeply gratifying. We look forward to continuing our collaborations with Carlos King and Kingdom Reign Entertainment for both Belle Collective and the Love & Marriage franchise, and with Will Packer, Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment for Put a Ring on It.”