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[07/31/18 - 10:01 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Hit Romantic Drama"Love Is ___" from Award-Winning Creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21).

[05/15/18 - 10:48 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Extended Trailers of "Queen Sugar" & New Original Romantic Drama "Love Is ___"
Look for said launches on May 29 and June 19, respectively.

[05/08/18 - 10:32 AM]
OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama "Love Is __" Debuting Tuesday, June 19 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Set primarily in 1990's 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.

[04/13/18 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 13
Updates include: Michael McGrady to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD"; and Wendy Davis joins the cast of OWN's "Love Is ___."

[02/16/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Madeline Stowe to star in FOX's "Mixtape"; Aunjanue Ellis set for lead role in "Chiefs" at CBS; and Lynn Collins among those bound for ABC's "Safe Harbor."

[02/15/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Bokeem Woodbine to lead "Main Justice" for CBS; Kat Dennings cast in ABC's "How May We Hate You"; and Jeffrey Tambor is officially out of Amazon's "Transparent."

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
"Love Is ___" Series Regular Casting
They'll join the previously announced Michele Weaver as the female lead Nuri and Will Catlett as male lead Yasir.

[12/06/17 - 12:26 PM]
"Love Is___" Lead Casting: Michele Weaver and Will Catlett
Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are behind the upcoming OWN drama series.

[07/18/17 - 11:05 AM]
Award-Winning Producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Partner with Oprah Winfrey for New OWN Original Series "Love Is ___"
Drawing inspiration from their real-life relationship, the humorous drama tells the love story between a modern-day power couple.







LOVE IS ___ (OWN)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/19/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 7/31/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, July 2018) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a second season its hit romantic drama series "Love Is___" from award-winning producers 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. Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). "Love Is___" (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT) premiered June 19 with 1.2 million viewers and a 1.2 W25-54 rating (L+3) and was the night's #2 telecast on all of television among African American women. The July 17 telecast achieved a series high across all key demos and total viewers with 1.4 million viewers and a 1.51 W25-54 rating. On average over its series run, "Love Is___" ranks as the #1 show on cable in its time period with W25-54.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Clarke Peters as Yasir (2027)
· Idara Victor as Angela
· Kadeem Hardison as Norman
· Loretta Devine as Betty
· Michele Weaver as Nuri
· Tammy Townsend as Carol
· Tim Reid as Sean (2027)
· Tyrone Brown as Sean
· Vanessa Bell Calloway as Angela (2027)
· Wendy Davis as Nuri (2027)
· Will Catlett as Yasir
· Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing as Ruby
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Lana Young as Nuri (2027, Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Mara Brock Akil as CRTR/EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Warner Horizon Television