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[02/16/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Madeline Stowe to star in FOX's "Mixtape"; Aunjanue Ellis set for lead role in "Chiefs" at CBS; and Lynn Collins among those bound for ABC's "Safe Harbor."

[02/15/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Bokeem Woodbine to lead "Main Justice" for CBS; Kat Dennings cast in ABC's "How May We Hate You"; and Jeffrey Tambor is officially out of Amazon's "Transparent."

[01/16/18 - 12:40 PM]
"Love Is ___" Series Regular Casting
They'll join the previously announced Michele Weaver as the female lead Nuri and Will Catlett as male lead Yasir.

[12/06/17 - 12:26 PM]
"Love Is___" Lead Casting: Michele Weaver and Will Catlett
Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil are behind the upcoming OWN drama series.

[07/18/17 - 11:05 AM]
Award-Winning Producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Partner with Oprah Winfrey for New OWN Original Series "Love Is ___"
Drawing inspiration from their real-life relationship, the humorous drama tells the love story between a modern-day power couple.







LOVE IS ___ (OWN)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/18/17 - 2/16/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, December 2017) A humorous drama about a modern-day power couple balancing successful careers and a beautiful family, LOVE IS___ draws inspiration from the real-life relationship between executive producers Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil. In the world of Black Hollywood, they navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad...to the '90s, because that's where this definitive love story all began.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Clarke Peters as Yasir (2027)
· Idara Victor as Angela
· Kadeem Hardison as Norman
· Lana Young as Nuri (2027)
· Loretta Devine as Betty
· Michele Weaver as Nuri
· Tammy Townsend as Carol
· Tim Reid as Sean (2027)
· Tyrone Brown as Sean
· Vanessa Bell Calloway as Angela (2027)
· Will Catlett as Yasir
· Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing as Ruby
CREW INFORMATION:
· Mara Brock Akil as CRTR/EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Warner Horizon Television