OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today the first look of its upcoming new series “Behind Every Man” from prolific executive producer Carlos King (OWN’s “Love & Marriage: Huntsville”) premiering Saturday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET / PT. Joining the network’s lineup of Saturday night unscripted hits, each episode of the new series will shine a spotlight on the strong Black women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles and sacrifices the women have made to support the men they love.
Hosted by Melody Holt (“Love & Marriage: Huntsville”), the series’ star-studded lineup includes multi-platinum R&B artist Usher and his mother Jonnetta Patton, gospel music legend Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy Franklin, multi-Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith, artist multi-platinum selling artist Wyclef Jean and his wife Claudinette Jean and DJ and radio host DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey.
Saturday, November 7 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT): Jonnetta Patton
Usher Raymond is a multi-platinum R&B artist who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The manager who helped him rise to the top was his mother, Jonnetta Patton. From childhood to where her entrepreneurial spirit has taken her today, this is her story.
Saturday, November 14 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT): Tammy Franklin
Kirk Franklin is one of the most successful gospel artists in history, but many don’t know the incredible life-story of his wife, Tammy Franklin, whose faith gave her the strength to support her husband in his anointed journey to stardom.
Saturday, November 21 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT): Crystal Smith
Grammy Award winning artist Ne-Yo is one of the most successful R&B artists of his generation. Raised by a tireless mother who overcame her own set of challenges, Ne-Yo was destined to find the love with someone equally as strong, his wife Crystal.
Saturday, November 28 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT): Claudinette Jean
Wyclef Jean is music’s most successful Haitian American and an international household name. But many don’t know that his success stems from the woman by his side, Claudinette Jean, who remained his biggest support while striving for her own dreams.
Saturday, December 5 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT): Gia Casey
Raashaun Casey, aka DJ Envy, is a world-class radio host, DJ, and producer who’s syndicated in over 100 markets. This is the story of his other half, Gia Casey, who has persevered through incredible adversities during their nearly 20 years together.
“Behind Every Man” is executive produced by Carlos King, Jonathan Fountain and Courtney S. Parker and co-executive produced by Angela Dugan in partnership with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.
About Kingdom Reign Entertainment
Kingdom Reign Entertainment, LLC is recognized as one of the leading entertainment companies in reality television. Founded by television trailblazer Carlos King, the company’s content focuses on uniquely engaging personalities and relationships, formatted in both nonscripted and scripted programming. Kingdom Reign hit shows include Styling Hollywood (Netflix), Love and Marriage: Huntsville (OWN), Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event (BET), Hollywood Divas (TV One), My Super Sweet 16 featuring Reginae & Lil Wayne (MTV), Selling it in the ATL (WeTV), The Next 15 (TV One) and many others. Kingdom Reign is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.
LostNThought Productions is a boutique Entertainment Company specializing in authentic storytelling and cross-platform development. Founded by Courtney S. Parker-the ultimate storyteller, LostNThought was created in order to ensure that unique colorful voices, strong female-driven perspectives and unbiased urban inspired content has a place in our industry of publishing, television and film. LNT believes whether in scripted or non-scripted content, stories about people of color should be as colorful as the characters, cultures, communities and world they are depicting.