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Family or Fiance

Family or Fiance

  • Premiered: 
    March 9, 2019
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  • Network: OWN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
  • Tags: family

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Plot Synopsis

FAMILY OR FIANCE is a one-hour reality series that follows newly engaged couples whose families have voiced paralyzing concerns -- both real and imagined -- over their proposed marriage, will bring their families to live together under the same roof. The stakes have never been higher as they take on activities designed to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences, and show the betrothed couple in a whole new light. Will the week of experimental "family time" confirm their families' concerns and lead to a breakup? Will the families discover enough common ground to give their blessings? If all else fails, how will the couple face the future knowing that their families may never accept their partner?

At the heart of the series is relationship expert Tracy McMillan, who serves as the voice of reason as the couples confront their family's concerns. She works with the newlyweds-to-be on ways to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences and reveal their true selves to their families--for better or worse. At the end of the final day, families are given the chance to speak now or forever hold their peace leaving each couple to decide once and for all if they're truly ready to say, "I do."

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered a one-hour sneak peek of the series, with the official series debut schedule for four days later on Saturday, March 9 at 10pm on OWN. In the series opener, "Ashaki and Chris: The Young & The Reckless," a reformed ladies' man asks his girl to marry him, but both of their families remain skeptical of his ability to remain committed. And after further revelations and stories surface, the couples' seemingly unbreakable bond begins to fracture.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered "Where Are They Now?," a one-hour FAMILY OR FIANCE special. Season 1 couples return for a final check-in with relationship expert Tracy McMillan; hot topics include what happened when the cameras stopped rolling, whether they have any regrets, and whom they continue to choose -- family or fiance.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bunim-Murray Productions