No, It’s You: OWN Cancels Tyrese And Rev Run’s It’s Not You, It’s Men
After eight episodes of thought-provoking conversations about love, sex, marriage and more, Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run’s OWN talk show, It’s Not You, It’s Men will not be returning for a second season. The show, which featured all sorts of celebrity guests giving their two cents on important sex and relationship issues (Amber Rose’s slut-shaming conversation with the hosts, as well as Loni Love and Jessimae Peluso schooling them about gender roles may have been the most notable chats), premiered on January 23. Tyrese took to Instagram last night to share his disappointment about the cancellation. He also shared the advice given to him by Winfrey in the wake of the show getting the ax before stating that he would like to try and take the series to a streaming network.
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#SHOWCANCELED It breaks my heart to post this.. the #OWN Network has decided to pass on SEASON 2 of our show… ( #watch this full clip the link is in my Instagram bio )…… Message to one of my biggest inspirations mother Oprah Winfrey and team.. Honestly as much as I want to be mad and disappointed, I can’t be because you believed in us enough to give us a shot. A shot that you could of given to anyone…… We were inspired to have a moment to finally spark a #mature dialogue and put some positivity on the air and not another RATCHET show throwing drinks, fighting and taking things into ratchet levels for ratings….. THAT WOULD OF BEEN EASY RIGHT….? With love in my heart and pure determination I say this…. On behalf of myself and my best friend and mentor, REV RUN… Thank you to all of the fans who rocked with us and tuned in….. Dammit! Let me see if I can get the CHAIRMAN and CEO of NETFLIX, Spotify, Amazon other networks that are all needing content. /. on LINE 1… #ItsNotYouItsMEN will live on! Oprah gave some some strong advise that I will hold onto as we look for our new home……. "Think like a KING, a KING is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” -Oprah ………………….. ( what was your favorite episodes? What did you take away? What heated debates did you and your crew have after each show? Comment below!
The show was a spinoff of sorts of Tyrese and Rev Run’s book, Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed. And while some of the conversations about what it takes to be a “feminine” woman turned me off, the show, based on the disappointed reaction seen through comments on Tyrese’s Instagram page, had amassed quite a few fans.
Did you tune into the program? If so, will you miss it?