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Ready to Love

Ready to Love

  • Premiered: 
    October 23, 2018
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  • Network: OWN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Thomas 'Nephew Tommy' Miles of "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," READY TO LOVE is a reality series that explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their 30s and 40s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. This unique twist of a typical dating show highlights the men's observations and experiences in the search for true love in Atlanta. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered "All Access," a half-hour special during which Nephew Tommy previews the reality series, which features 20 single people looking for love. READY TO LOVE had a two-night premiere Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT and Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT.

The second part of READY TO LOVE's first season premiered on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, starting the season with a one-hour casting special. In the season opener, "Casting Special," host Tommy Miles and executive producer Will Packer introduce a new set of singles looking for love in Atlanta. But in a twist, there are now 10 men and 10 women, and the power to eliminate goes both ways. Meet them all and find out who's ready to love.

Season 2 of READY TO LOVE premiered on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, with Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles returning on a new night with an all-new cast from Houston, Texas to explore the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. But this season, there's a twist. The "Ready to Love" hopefuls have been quarantined together at a luxury mountain resort. The tables continue to turn each week as the men and women trade the power to eliminate those they deem not ready to love. In the end, three couples will remain. Participants in Season 3 include: Adriana, Alex, Alisha, Anthony, Brian, Danielle, David, Denice, Edwin, Jay, Joy, Khalfani, Kristopher, Nyya, Rashid, Raymond, Samuel, Shay, Symone, and Wynter.

READY TO LOVE returned for its third season on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In "Meet the Singles," host Tommy Miles and his superfan wife, Jackie, introduce viewers to the men and women putting it all on the line to make a love connection this season in Houston, TX. Before the fireworks begin, these two bring all the tea and a few new twists.

Season 4 of READY TO LOVE premiered on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, immediately following a one-hour casting special (8pm). Host Nephew Tommy heads to Washington, DC, where 20 of Chocolate City's finest Black singles (ten men and ten women) are brought together in hopes of finding a true connection. there will be shocking curveballs throughout the season's journey, including surprise singles added to the mix and double eliminations. From mingling at the mansion mixer and pool party to meeting each other's families and exes, these singles will be tested in every way. Tune in to watch which singles will make it to the end to decide whether they are truly... Ready to Love.

On Friday, January 28, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted the fifth season of READY TO LOVE. Host Tommy Miles is back to help a new group of single men and women find love in the DMV area. The new cast of men and women are looking for love from Maryland, Virginia and the D.C. area. With the shift to online dating apps, swiping right, and DMs, the journey to find love has turned into a numbers game. This season, Tommy guides the singles to find more meaningful and lasting relationships by shifting the focus from quantity to quality, and announcing that there are only 14 singles to start the journey: seven men and seven women. Every week, the power shifts between the fellas and the ladies as they decide who just isn't ready to love. But just like the mighty Potomac River, Tommy has twists and turns planned, including surprise blind dates to add NEW SINGLES to the mix. By the end, only the strongest couples will remain to decide whether they are genuinely Ready to Love. This season's cast includes: Women (Ace, 37; DaKiya, 39; Joi, 41; Precious, 34; Kina, 39; Sabrina, 36; Tiffani, 37); and Men (Clifton, 44; Demetrius, 42; Fernando, 34; Laverne, 44; Paul, 48; Tory, 39; Wiley, 32).

The sixth season of READY TO LOVE premiered on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Host Tommy Miles heads to Miami, "The Magic City," with 20 sexy singles to kick off the season with a pool mixer, where the veteran host advises the newcomers to seek "love over lust." But it wouldn't be READY TO LOVE without curveballs, drama, and love triangles. In the season opener, "Miami Mixer," 20 singles arrive in Miami for a pool mixer, and Tommy advises them to seek love over lust -- but curveballs fly as one single leaves in an emergency, another is eliminated, and two more face the chopping block. By the end of the season, only the strongest couples remain to decide whether they are genuinely ready to love. The Season 6 cast includes: Women (April, 46 - Singer; Brandi, 35 - Flight Attendant; Dominika, 42 - Program Analyst; Jamala, 33 - Sr. Health Consultant; Kadian, 34 - Entrepreneur; Kayla, 30 - Media Executive; 'Lunie,' 35 - Realtor; Shakyra, 36 - Media Host; Shareese, 43 - Esthetician/ Beauty Entrepreneur; Tranika, 35 - Growth & Innovation Director) and Men (Swasey, 33 - Firefighter/Paramedic; Calvin, 45 - Contract Manager; Devin, 32 - Director of Sales; LJ, 33 - Government Risk Compliance Specialist; Juwan, 42 - Event Planner; Mike, 42 - Entrepreneur/Appliance Repair Co. Owner; Randall, 36 - Account Executive/Personal Trainer; Sampson, 48 - Life Coach/ Mentor; Sean, 38 - Real Estate Developer/Tech Founder; 'Zo,' 45 - Real Estate Investor).

Season 7 of READY TO LOVE debuted on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This season the show returns to Miami, where an all-new cast of 16 hopeful singles will meet and -- over the course of 14 weekly episodes -- interact, date, eliminate unfavorable prospects, and ultimately determine which are truly ready to love. Plus, Season 7 includes the show's landmark 100th episode, makring the occasion with a special celebrating the show's success at helping Black men and women navigate the singles scene to find lasting love. Host Tommy Miles welcomes 16 sexy Black men and women who are looking for lasting relationships. Sparks fly from the very start as the singles learn that before the first night is over two of them will be going home. A special guest couple who found love on the show returns to coach the singles and makes a startling announcement that brings the first evening to a standstill and has everyone rethinking their dating strategy. Throughout the season drama, love triangles and broken hearts will threaten -- and strengthen -- budding romances, as only the strongest connections will remain intact. This season's cast includes: Women (Corvaya, 31 - Digital strategist; Natasha, 37 - Attorney; Zee, 34 - Digital producer; Morgan, 38 - Interior designer; Marcia, 34 - Fashion designer; Mercedes, 31 - Flight attendant; Sue-Ann, 39 - Attorney; Jeffri, 32 - Executive assistant) and Men (Andre, 39 - Entrepreneur; Dre, 39 - Radio producer/DJ; Lyndon, 33, Bar manager; Bluu, 40 - Lounge owner; DeMario, 37 - Accountant; Anthony, 39 - Nurse practitioner; Tony, 42 - Tax director; Blake, 44 - Corporate security officer).
On Friday, July 7, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered the eighth season of READY TO LOVE. The old adage that "The course of love never did run smooth" is proven to be truer than ever when these eager singles come together to meet, date, cross-date, group-date and re-date, all in an effort to discover and claim "the one." The romantic high drama is palpable from the moment that 18 attractive and successful women and men first set eyes on one another at the Mansion Mixer in Dallas that sets them all off on the bumpy road to love. Before the Mansion Mixer has ended, the women will decide which of the men will be eliminated from their pool of potential suitors, and the men must do the same, eliminating one of the women. From that point on, it's up to the remaining singles to stay in the game as long as possible to better their chances of meeting and courting their match, since each week somebody is eliminated. Throughout the season drama, love triangles and broken hearts will threaten -- and strengthen -- budding romances, as only the strongest connections will remain intact. Host Tommy Miles encourages everyone to open up with their dates and reveal their authentic selves in order to better connect, and he also issues dating challenges that will allow potential partners to get to know one another better. It might be inviting your ex to meet your new potential love, or taking your date home to meet family and friends. But no matter how simple the challenge, you can be certain that the drama will ensue each time somebody unpacks their baggage. The Season 8 cast includes:

Aries, 44 - Software Sales Manager, Podcaster
Lee, 34 - Health & Wellness Coach, Gym Owner
Eunik Richard, 32 - TV & Film Producer
Janelle, 42 - Entrepreneur
Jessica, 38 - Entrepreneur
Keyra, 30 - Realtor
Leiann, 49 - Realtor/Fitness Advocate
Sierra, 33 - Stylist
Taquilla, 35 - Executive Assistant

Brandon, 36 - Train Dispatcher
Chris, 39 - Construction Developer and Investor
Herbert, 37 - Partnership Manager
Jack 'Quent,' 34 - Personal Trainer
James 'Red,' 42 - Celebrity Tour DJ, Comedian
Maurier, 36 - Entrepreneur
Marvin, 41 - Erotic Author 'Adonis'
Phil, 41 - Supply Chain Analyst
Travis 'Habibi,' 33 - Saxophonist


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Will Packer Productions (as Will Packer Media)
  • Produced by Lighthearted Entertainment