NEW YORK, NY – June 4, 2019 – WE tv announced today it has renewed the hit spinoff “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” for a 10-episode second season returning in early 2020. “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” debuted earlier this year, averaging 1.3 million viewers throughout its run, making it the highest-rated season in franchise history. It also marked the first time that a member of the “Marriage Boot Camp” franchise family, from Thinkfactory Media, aired as part of WE tv’s Thursday night lineup, which continues to make WE the #1 U.S. cable network for African-American women on that night.
“We are thrilled that ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ struck a chord with both longtime fans and new Thursday night viewers to make this newest extension a wild success,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. “With our strategic expansion of the ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ universe, we’ve tapped into a completely new and enthusiastic audience for this longstanding franchise.”
The series features famous couples from hip hop’s elite as they undergo intense counseling and ultimately decide whether their relationship is worth saving or whether it’s time to part ways forever. The couples of Season 2 will be announced at a later date.
“Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” is produced for WE tv by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, and executive produced by Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Erin Richards, Antonia Mattia and Leslie Greif. Executive Producers for WE tv are Lauren P. Gellert and Angela Molloy.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
ABOUT THINKFACTORY MEDIA
Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company, creates high-quality entertainment content for an array of television networks and digital platforms. Run by CEO Adam Reed and based in Los Angeles, Thinkfactory is revered for its breadth of long-running unscripted franchises, with series and event specials including: the Marriage Boot Camp franchise, encompassing Family Edition and Hip Hop Edition, as well as Mama June: From Not to Hot and Million Dollar Matchmaker for WE tv; My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera for Lifetime; Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives and Rookies for A&E; Dogg After Dark, starring Snoop Dogg, for MTV; TV One’s Divas franchise, including Hollywood Divas, R&B Divas: Atlanta and R&B Divas: Los Angeles; Dead of Winter: The Donner Party for The Weather Channel; Married by Mom & Dad and Strange Love for TLC; and Spell-Mageddon for ABC Family, among many others. Thinkfactory has also produced an array of award-winning scripted series, including History’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. For more information on Thinkfactory and its projects visit www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.