Oprah Winfrey’s cable network, OWN, announces its new primetime series, It’s Not You, It’s Men, will premiere Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Hosted by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run (i.e. Reverend Joseph Ward Simmons), the It’s Not You, It’s Men TV show will offer insight on how men view love, sex, relationships, and marriage.
Celebrity guests appearing on It’s Not You, It’s Men include Vin Diesel, Justine Simmons, Jordin Sparks, Marlon Wayans, and Amber Rose. Life coach Iyanla Vanzant, talk show host Loni Love, and comic Jessimae Peluso are also featured.
OWN’S NEW PRIMETIME SERIES “IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S MEN” FEATURING INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR TYRESE GIBSON AND HIP-HOP LEGEND REV RUN PREMIERES SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
Celebrity Guests Include Vin Diesel, Jordin Sparks, Marlon Wayans, Amber Rose and More
LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s newest primetime series takes Saturday nights by storm beginning January 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. “It’s Not You, It’s Men,” featuring international movie star, author and platinum recording artist Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop icon, author and reality star Rev Run, will bring viewers insight on everything from men and love to relationships and marriage.
Friends for over seven years, Tyrese and Rev Run pride themselves on their varying points of view when it comes to relationships and marriage. Tyrese is a single father in search of his dream woman and Rev Run has been happily married for more than 20 years and is a father of six. Their ideas and opinions on love and commitment often clash, demonstrating the unique chemistry the longtime friends share, and resulting in passionate conversation and humorous banter.
Each week, the series will feature celebrity guests offering unique points of view on topics such as monogamy, modern romance, sex, marriage and dating. Featured celebrity guests include international film star Vin Diesel (“Fast and the Furious”), Rev Run’s wife and reality star Justine Simmons, recording artist Jordin Sparks, comedian Marlon Wayans (“Scary Movie” and the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Black”), spiritual life coach and award-winning host Iyanla Vanzant (“Iyanla: Fix My Life”), comedienne and talk show host Loni Love (“The Real”) and comedienne Jessimae Peluso (“Girl Code”).
Additionally, the series will feature relationship experts to offer guidance and understanding as it relates to the weekly show topics. Experts include Tracy McMillian, author of the popular Huffington Post article “Why You’re Not Married,” Sean Rad, Creator and CEO of Tinder, and Dr. Helen Fischer, a biological anthropologist with a background in human sex, love, marriage and gender differences.
“It’s Not You, It’s Men” is produced for OWN by CBS Television Distribution in association with Voltron Pictures and Simmons/Lehman Productions. Eric Pankowski created the show in collaboration with Tyrese and Rev Run. Pankowski is the showrunner/executive producer. Joining him as executive producers are Tyrese Gibson, Joseph Simmons, Jerome Martin, Isabella Castro and Michael Lehman.
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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. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.
Rev Run is pretty busy making TV shows. His new travel series, Rev Runs Around the World, which features the Rev, along with his wife and children, premiered on the Travel Channel, December 2.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the It’s Not You, It’s Men TV show? Do you plan to watch the series premiere?