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– New Season of Ready to Love Premieres Friday, January 12 @ 8 PM ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network –

(Los Angeles, Calif.) — An all-new season of OWN’s hit series
READY TO LOVE returns this winter as 20 eligible singles explore romantic connections in Fort Worth, Texas, as the series takes place in the historic city for the very first time. Hosted by comedian and actor, Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles, the dating series explores the real-life romantic rollercoasters of successful and striking Black men and women in their 30s and 40s as they search for authentic relationships. Each week, the series follows along as couples start budding romances with the hopes of turning those into lasting loves, all while navigating a variety of twists and challenges thrown out from Tommy along the way. This year’s #1 cable series in its time slot with key African American female demos on Friday nights, READY TO LOVE returns on Friday, January 12th at 8 PM ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

This season on READY TO LOVE 20 stunning singles journey on a quest to find a meaningful love connection with a diverse range of people and backgrounds to choose from, including a flight attendant looking to build a life of love on land, an esthetician who hopes to connect with someone more than just on the surface, and a fashion stylist searching for a muse. Viewers will be surprised by an early no-show that keeps everyone on their toes, unexpected dismissals and complicated love triangles as a new season of READY TO LOVE heats up. From lavish brunches and mixers, action-packed water activities and group dates, all will be confronted with challenging emotions while exploring their romantic interests.

Fans can engage with the network (@OWNTV) and the series on social using #ReadyToLove.

READY TO LOVE is produced for OWN by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted

About Will Packer Media

Led by Hollywood producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media is a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience, with an urban millennial core. In partnership with Discovery, Inc. and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms, compelling content for brand clients, and short-form digital content for millennial audiences. Will Packer’s films have earned more than $1 billion, with ten opening at number one at the box office.

About Lighthearted Entertainment

Lighthearted Entertainment creates ground-breaking, unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world, and is fiercely committed to translating the team’s creativity, energy and ideas into content that taps into the zeitgeist of popular culture. The company is led by co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Warner Bros. Discovery. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime on http://WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.

Last modified: December 26, 2023