Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congrats to the cast of OWN’s new hit series Love Is___. The romantic dramedy has been picked up for a second season and comes from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
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___ 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.
“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, 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.”
Love Is___ features Michelle Weaver and Will Catlett in the lead roles along with Tyrone Marshall Brown, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Tosin Morohunfola and Idara Victor. Veteran actors Vanessa Bell Calloway, Tim Reid, Kadeem Hardison, Lana Young, Clark Peters and Loretta Devine round out the cast.
Photo Credit: Instagram/LoveIs