New Dating Series “Asking for a Friend” On TV ONE


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) LisaRaye McCoy is Back to Help Bachelors Find the One

ENSPIRE Contributor: Daniel Garritson

Everyone has a best friend, and whether that friend is a sorority sister, a real sister, a coworker, or even an ex, everyone wants the best for their friends & family. Especially if they’re single and looking for love! “Asking for a Friend,” hosted by LisaRaye McCoy, is a modern, self-contained dating show in the vein of Netflix’s “Dating Around”. In it, 2 single best friends looking for love choose 2 blind dates for each other in every hour-long episode. Then, to up the ante, the fun, and the unpredictability, each blind date will be a double date. That’s right, 2 besties double date 2 singles – that they’ve picked for each other – in one evening.

Unlike other dating shows like “Too Hot To Handle”, “Love Is Blind”, “90 Day Fiancee”, or “Love Island”, “Asking For a Friend” stands out with the ‘best friend’ element. No hopeful romantic goes into their date alone, and contestants’ blind dates are chosen for them by people who really know them and know what they like. Especially in the age of online dating, many couples start their relationships in unconventional ways, and “Asking For a Friend” seeks to make the unconventional fun, exciting, and entertaining.

LisaRaye McCoy, better known as LisaRaye, is an American actress, fashion designer, model, and businesswoman. She has starred in shows like “Single Ladies” on VH1, “All Of Us” on UPN, and “A House Divided” on Allblk. She has had guest appearances on “Growing Up Hip-hop: Atlanta”, “Hell’s Kitchen”, and BET’s “Face Value”.

ASKING FOR A FRIEND is produced by Critical Content. The executive producers are Jenny Daly, Matt Pickel, and Jacinda Rentrope. Eric Timm and Brandi Magee serve as Co-Executive Producers. Tony Yates is the Head of Production. Sammy Yamada and Niki Millerare the Executives in Charge of Production for Critical Content. Austyn Biggers is the Senior Vice President of Programming and Production and Allison Simmons is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One.

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