OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s unscripted series “Family or Fiancé” returns for an emotional new season on Saturday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with ten one-hour episodes featuring couples and families ready to do the brave work to unpack their long-standing family-of-origin dynamics and childhood wounds in order to give room to healthier emotions and behaviors before walking down the aisle.
Hosted by renowned relationship coach Tracy McMillan, the series follows engaged couples seeking the approval of their loved ones for their unions. In this high-stakes social experiment, couples and their extended families participate in three days of intense coaching sessions with McMillan, plus activities designed to strengthen bonds, explore differences, rip off band-aids and tackle past trauma, all leading up to a Blessing Ceremony in which they will ultimately seek the approval for their unions from their loved ones.
The new season kicks off on August 6 with an episode featuring Shanika and Justin, a young couple ready to wed but unresolved family issues have put the celebration on hold. While Shanika attempts to reconcile with her estranged brother, Toney, information about her past, including a shocking story about a prior pregnancy and baby that disappeared, causes Justin and his family great concern. Shanika’s family is convinced that Justin might have second thoughts if he knew about all of the lies that Shanika has told in her past, and they are ready to expose it all.
“Family or Fiancé” is executive produced by Jonathan Murray, Julie Pizzi, Erica Ross, Jonathan Singer and Erika Bryant of Bunim/Murray Productions in partnership with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.