Gospel music star Kirk Franklin and his philanthropist wife Tammy Franklin have been married for 27 years. Now the two will give relationship and dating advice to singles on the TV One dating series, That’s why I wrote to you.
In the preview video below, the couple promise to bring their “matchmaking expertise to the TV screen.”
The new reality dating series follows Atlanta bachelors and singles Brent and Ashley, who have each struggled to find a soul mate.
Now, with a little guidance from the Franklins, the two will embark on a journey to connect and potentially fall in love with sexy suitors, TV One said in a press release.
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In addition to being a 19-time Grammy winner, @kirkfranklin is also an amazing husband to his lovely wife Tammy Franklin! ? So who better to play matchmaker than these two? Don’t miss the premiere of #That’s why I wrote to you on Thursday May 18 at 9/8 p.m., part of @tvonetvis brand new #DateNightTVOne! ? pic.twitter.com/S8PG0ViVsB
— TVOne (@tvonetv) April 13, 2023
Each week, Ashley and Brent will meet two potential new matches and participate in activities including game nights and emotional sessions with Kirk and Tammy at the helm. At the end of each episode, Brent and Ashley will figure out which dates have the qualities that could make them their soul mates, ultimately leading to the suitor joining them at The One Mansion.
The series is hosted and executive produced by Kirk Franklin and Tammy Franklin, and produced by Critical Content. Executive producers include Jenny Daly, Ron Hill, Phil Thornton, Oji Singletary, Eric Timm, Matt Pickel and Rob Lobl. Tarvenia Jones co-executive produces.
That’s why I wrote to you premieres Thursday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/8 C on TV One.
Watch the trailer above.
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