FYI preps Kinetic Content’s “#BlackLove”

The A+E Networks-owned channel is to premiere an original dating docuseries titled #BlackLove from Married at First Sight producer Kinetic Content.
October 27, 2015

A+E Networks-owned channel FYI is set to premiere the original dating docuseries #BlackLove this winter.

Produced by Kinetic Content, the 10 x 60-minute series will chronicle the lives of five black women from New York City, including Married at First Sight‘s newly single Monet Bell, as they navigate through the complexities of modern dating culture.

Each episode will shadow the five women as they attend love-related workshops led by relationship expert and certified dating coach Damona Hoffman, and psychotherapist Jack A. Daniels. The two experts will provide the group with constructive commentary while helping them unearth underlying relationship issues.

Chris Coelen, Helen Moawad and Karrie Wolfe serve as executive producers for Kinetic Content, with Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine exec producing for FYI.

#BlackLove is to debut across FYI on December 8 at 10:15 p.m. EST/PST.

“We are always looking at what’s next, and often it’s our viewers who pave the way,” said Gena McCarthy, senior VP of programming and development for FYI, in a statement. “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.”

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