Will Packer and his Will Packer Media banner have been commissioned to produce a dating series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Tentatively titled Ready to Love, the series will focus on successful men and women in their search for an enduring relationship. Will Packer Media will produce alongside Burbank, California’s Lighthearted Entertainment.
The series, however, will present a unique twist on the typical dating show. By emphasizing the male perspective, Ready to Love will offer a unique opportunity to “see what men say about dating when women aren’t around.”
Ready to Love, alongside drama Ambitions, marks one of the first series stemming from Packer’s first-look deal with the network.
“Will is a creative powerhouse who knows what audiences want,” said OWN president Erik Logan in a statement. “He has an insightful approach to relationships and a keen eye for great storytelling that resonates with viewers across the board.”
The dating series join OWN’s primetime Saturday night unscripted programming slate that already includes Iyanla: Fix My Life, The Book of John Gray, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Black Love.
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