ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 10/1/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from OWN's press release, July 2012) Last spring, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Kingsland, Georgia with two acclaimed matchmakers to kick-off a 30-day social experiment challenging residents to focus on building love in their community. The town's efforts are the focus of a new series, "Lovetown, USA," premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Sunday, August 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Real-life "Hitch" Paul Carrick Brunson and "love architect" Kailen Rosenberg were given the task of transforming the community in 30 short days, attempting to mend relationships of embattled friends and lovers and find true love for singles with people living in their own back yard. Involving everyone from the mayor to grade school students, the social experiment examined the effects love, grace, kindness and forgiveness can have on an entire community.