The Real Housewives of the Potomac Favorite Monique Samuels is returning to reality TV, but not Bravo. Samuels left the show after four seasons as a champagne flute holder following the explosive Season 5 reunion where she became iconic for her famous receipt binder. His final season shed light on his fractured friendship with Candiace Dillard Bassett which culminated in a physical altercation. Samuels went on to accuse the show‘s executives of trying to silence her throughout the season, blocking press opportunities, and the cast and crew of not holding Dillard Bassett accountable for his perceived defiant behavior. . Now, Samuels will direct the OWN spin-off of Love and Marriage: Huntsville in a franchise following four couples living and working in DC
According to an official press release, Love and Marriage: DC features Monique and her NFL Hall of Fame inductee husband, Chris Samuels, as they navigate work, love and parenthood. The inaugural season will chronicle Monique as she balances several burgeoning business ventures as Chris searches for his passion after his life in the sport. Rumors of Samuels’ return to the small screen have been circulating for weeks. She captioned an Instagram teaser of the upcoming show in part: “I’m BACK!!!! Saturday nights on @owntv will never be the same!”
The show also features “radio personality and self-proclaimed DJ ‘Party Kingpin’ QuickSilva is the hardest-working DJ in the DMV area, and his wife Ashley steps into the spotlight as a fashion designer, host of podcast and author Erana and Jamie Tyler are enjoying their notoriety as DC’s sexiest socialite couple, but after 26 years of marriage, they’re looking for the secret sauce to keep their union lasting while juggling the ever-changing needs of their children”. This is OWN’s very first spin-off series.
The show is set to premiere this spring. Love and Marriage: Huntsville fourth season will air on March 19. The series is produced by Carlos King and Huntsville stars Melody Holt and Martell Holt.