Following the success of its first season, OWN has renewed Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s Love Is __ for another season. According to Nielson, Love Is __ raked in 1.2 million viewers when it premiered in June. As a series based on the story on black power couple in Hollywood, the show brought in a rating of 1.2 among women 25-50.

The president of OWN, Erik Logan, spoke on the renewal, stating, “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. 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.”

The first season of Love Is __ continues Tuesdays at 10 pm EST on OWN.

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