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“Flex & Shanice”
Season Premiere Saturday, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN
Summer fun is coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with the return of the popular OWN docu-series “Flex & Shanice” at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows the lives of husband and wife duo, actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”), Grammy-nominated singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their extended family all living together under one roof. From the outside looking in, Flex and Shanice are living the dream — they are beautiful celebrities with a long-standing marriage, gorgeous kids and a lovely home in suburbia. But what this fairytale couple has been hiding from the world is that they have been struggling financially for the past five years, so they moved their hilarious extended family in to help make ends meet.
As the couple often says, “We’re not where we want to be, but we’re not where we used to be,” and viewers will see just that in the second season. But nine people under one roof can add just as much stress as it relieves. And while Flex builds on his acting and stand-up careers with the release of his graphic novel, Shanice hustles to convince a Grammy-nominated producer to EP her new album while raising two precocious kids. This family is just trying to hold it together for long enough to capture that one big break that could turn their luck around.