FYI has greenlighted 10 hourlong episodes of new original series #BlackLove, featuring Married At First Sight’s Monet Bell. The series, which follows five black women from New York City as they try to uncover what they’re doing wrong when it comes to finding love, is set for premiere at 10:15 PM ET Tuesday, December 8.
Newly single Bell is among the five women who will attempt to discover the issues that have held them back from finding a fulfilling and loving relationship.
“Over the past year, FYI has created genre-defining, trend-setting content,” said Gena McCarthy, SVP of Programming and Development for FYI. “We are always looking at what’s next, and often it’s our viewers who pave the way. This show’s unique title and concept was created in that spirit and stems from the overwhelming social media use of the hashtag during the first season of Married at First Sight, as viewers rooted for the marriage of Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland.”
On Married At First Sight, three couples agree to get married the moment they first see their mate. Bell and Copeland announced they were ending their five-week marriage on the Season 1 finale of Married At First Sight. The series premiered its second season on October 13.
In each episode of #BlackLove, the women will attend workshops on provocative themes related to love. With the guidance of two relationship experts, certified dating coach and author, Damona Hoffman, and psychotherapist and author, Jack A. Daniels, the women will dig deep into the issues surrounding their inability to find a mate. Viewers will see them go through a variety of dating scenarios, including finding love after divorce, same-sex relationships and interracial love. The experts will provide commentary about what each woman is doing right – and wrong – as they navigate their way through the dating scene.
#BlackLove is produced by Kinetic Content for FYI. Chris Coelen, Helen Moawad and Karrie Wolfe are executive producers for Kinetic Content. Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine serve as executive producers for FYI.