OWN is bringing more romance to Saturday nights, unveiling three new unscripted series focusing on love, relationships and marriage and setting a date for its previously announced dating series from Will Packer.
Chad Loves Michelle, which will bow on November 3, focuses on the engagement-to-marriage path of Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson, a chaplain for pro sports organizations. Family or Fiancé spotlights newly engaged couples whose families have voiced concerns over their proposed marriage, and Rocket City Revival (working title) follows together three high-powered African-American couples who have returned to Huntsville, AL — nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its close association with NASA and U.S. space missions — to help revitalize the region through their joint real estate venture. The latter two will premiere next year.
Chad Loves Michelle, from Relevé Entertainment and InventTV, will feature an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy award-winning singer Michelle Williams, one-third of chart-topping Destiny’s Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive pre-marital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife. Both are relocating to Los Angeles from different cities in the months leading up to their wedding, but not to the same bedroom.
Guided by their faith and unwavering values, the couple has vowed to consummate the relationship only after they are wed. Each episode will feature real issues the couple is tackling in their everyday lives, including Michelle’s high-profile battle with mental health issues, and the lessons they learn from the pre-marital counseling sessions that bond them stronger together. Sergio Alfaro, Michaline Babich, Holly Carter, Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson are executive producers.