Ready to Love is ready to give a new group of singles a shot at finding love… or at least reality TV fame.
The new season will see the reality dating series returning to Miami with eight men and eight women, OWN announced Tuesday.
The group will get acquainted at a yacht party with music, dancing and free-flowing drinks.
“If you’re serious about finding love, you’re going to have to be more open than you’ve ever been before,” host Tommy “Nephew Tommy” Miles says in the season 7 trailer.
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The 100th episode will air this season with a special celebrating the show’s success at helping Black men and women find partners.
This season, a special guest couple, who previously found love on the series, will return to coach the singles and throw in some surprises.
“Ready to Love‘s average viewership has grown across all key demos in each of the past 2 years, where it has anchored our strong Friday night unscripted lineup,” OWN President Tina Perry said in a statement. “Total viewership is up more than 20% over that period too, making it one of the network’s most watched shows and an audience favorite. We look forward to the continued success of this series and we are excited to showcase hopeful love and relationships in our programming.”
The series is executive produced by Will Packer, Will Packer Media, and Jeff Spangler and Rob LaPlante of Lighthearted Entertainment. Anthony Sylvester and Angela Fitts executive produce for Lighthearted Entertainment.
“We keep the show fresh, exciting and real by bringing together the right mix of singles who are committed to finding love, and this season our Miami hopefuls get down to business right out of the gate,” said executive producer Will Packer. “Whether you’re a longtime Ready to Love fan or new to our viewing family, we’ve got a great new season in store.”
Season 6 of the series was also filmed in Miami and featured 20 singles.
Throughout the new season, drama and love triangles will develop and only the strongest connections will remain intact, per OWN.
Ready to Love season 7 premieres on Friday, Jan. 6 at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST on OWN.
Below are details on the new cast:
Corvaya, 31 – Digital strategist
Natasha, 37 – Attorney
Zee, 34 – Digital producer
Morgan, 38 – Interior designer
Marcia, 34 – Fashion designer
Mercedes, 31 – Flight attendant
Sue-Ann, 39 – Attorney
Jeffri, 32 – Executive assistant
Andre, 39 – Entrepreneur
Dre, 39 – Radio producer/DJ
Lyndon, 33, Bar manager
Bluu, 40 – Lounge owner
DeMario, 37 – Accountant
Anthony, 39 – Nurse practitioner
Tony, 42 – Tax director
Blake, 44 – Corporate security officer