Help! I Need Love: 4 Reasons to Watch New Show for Single Moms on ABC Hosted by Paul C. Brunson

Hey y’all! I am absolutely thrilled to share this news with you! If you’ve missed my posts all over social media, then you’ve missed the news about a new show for single moms coming to ABC THIS Saturday night! And what I’m truly excited about is that my bro, Paul C. Brunson is hosting this show.

While Paul is well-known for being the first black matchmaker (and darn good and what he does), he is so much more than that! He is a mentor, entrepreneur, & television host. He is a husband, father, friend and overall great guy. I was first connected with Paul when I was writing for Black and Married With Kids (where I got to interview him and his beautiful wife, Jill and break the news about their second pregnancy). I found out about his Mentor Monday show (that I had the pleasure of being on) on Spreecast and then continued to follow him from there. Then he started doing his live event called We Start Up for Entrepreneurs and I got to collaborate with my girl, Ella Rucker to speak at that event.

For as long as I’ve known Paul, I’ve known him to truly be the real deal! He is the definition of authenticity and “walking the walk”. There’s not anything that he teaches that he doesn’t do himself. He is one of the most influential mentors and coaches I know, and I am so incredibly proud of how he is about the change the world with this docuseries.

Here are 4 reasons why I am excited about Help! I Need Love!

This show is about love. Real love. Not staged love.

In my interview with Paul last night, he said something very important: love is an action word. This aligns exactly with what my Pastor talked about in church last week. Love on a page or on a screen is nothing. It’s just letters thrown together. You must have action behind those letters in order for it to have any meaning. We will be able to see true love and transformation unfold in this docuseries.

Positive and uplifting TV for the soul

There are hardly any shows that I can say that I watch, let alone that are feeding my soul. Paul said we have to be careful what we watch and what we take in. If we are contstantly bombarded with negative and scripted “reality” TV, that is how we begin to view things as true. They are not. And Paul is going to prove just that with this show.

Support Paul

Even if I wasn’t excited about the first two things. I would be tuning in simply just to support Paul. Why? Because without him even knowing it half the time, he has truly supported and uplifted me in the times that I needed it. He is an amazing example of what true leadership means. He gives so much and so freely, and is incredibly passionate about changing the narrative of what real love (specifically black love) looks like.

Love for Single Moms

One of the things I love is the fact that Paul deliberately chose single moms. And not the “typical” single mom. But as he shares in our interview below, he wanted to help older single moms. The story he shared in the interview about the mom whose daughter had to ask the show to help her mom find love was so powerful. I know I’ll be bringing tissues to our watch party. He’s helping these moms learn to love themselves again so they can in turn find the love they’re looking for.

Check out the interview I conducted with Paul last night on Facebook Live.

Do you want to help us drive this mission to make sure this show is a success?

Here are four easy ways you can help support Help! I Need Love hosted by Paul C. Brunson:

The show airs on Saturday May 27th at 10p ET but it’s just a pilot. In order for us to get more epsiodes, we need people to watch and post about it.

There are 4 ways to help:

1) Set your DVR or TIVO to record ABC May 27th at 10p ET (it will be listed as either 20/20 or Help! I Need Love). If you live in country that doesn’t get ABC, please download the app and watch that way.

2) Host a watch party! If you plan on hosting a launch party with 20 or more people, Paul will personally call in to thank you and everyone for attending. Please email joi@paulcbrunson.com if you plan to host a party.

3) Become an ambassador for the show! It will take less than an hour of your time and will be very helpful. Please follow this link to join us. We have an amazing leader in Kaywanda Lamb (The Winning Single Mom) and a great team ready to mobilize.

4) When sharing anywhere on social media: Please use #INeedLove and tag Paul and ABCNetworks. We want them to see how much we all stand behind and support this project!

That’s it y’all! Share the love and get ready to watch something incredible happen this Saturday night!

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12 Comments

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    Connie Kane McClanahan
    May 27, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    I am a Mom in Nashville… Extremely introvert even those people think I am outgoing. I have a great job, have been divorced for 4 years. I am 50… which is very hard to find someone for many reasons. One- I still have kids at home. They are moody teenagers. Two- I have been seeing someone for several years that knows I have but will not allow his kids and my kids to meet. It is easy to not connect with someone. I hide behind work and volunteer work. I have been on dating sites and several people want to meet me, but I either just want to talk or go hide. Can you help me…..

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 28, 2017 at 10:26 PM

      Hi Connie, thank you so much for taking time to stop by, and share your story. While I’m definitely not a matchmaker, I believe Paul will be able to help so many moms like you through this show. Can you help us by sharing with ABC why you want them to keep this show on and turn it into a full season? In the meantime, I’ll be sending you positive vibes and prayers that you will find someone who is right for you at the right time.

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    Evie G.
    May 27, 2017 at 11:04 PM

    Beautiful show!!! I love how we have someone at a wiser age looking for love. Very interesting and helpful for us not sure where to start. I’d love to nominate my mom for help as well. She deserves it! Thanks for a refreshing, helpful and educational show!!

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 28, 2017 at 10:22 PM

      Hi Evie! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your positive take on the show. I agree that it was indeed a beautiful show and refreshing. Be sure to stay tuned for details for upcoming castings (claiming it) for the show 🙂 And please do let ABC know how much you loved the show as well! Take care!

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    AnnMarie John
    May 28, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    I will definitely be watching. I love watching uplifting shows like these. Thanks for the heads up!
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      Christine St.Vil
      May 28, 2017 at 10:12 PM

      Yay! I’m so glad you saw this AnnMarie! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the show 🙂

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    Kim
    May 28, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    I’m 50 and just getting into dating again. It’s hard!!!! I’m so thankful to be with the man I’m dating right now. He’s mature, respectful, and family oriented. I can’t compare him to anyone. He’s unique–like no one I’ve ever met.

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 28, 2017 at 10:16 PM

      Hey Kim!!! That sounds like you’ve found something amazing, and I’m so happy for you! I hope that you were able to watch and enjoy the show 🙂

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    Laquitta Birch
    May 28, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Hello Paul, seen your show and was so excited. I have an old fashion sole and come from and taught to let the man approach u. I learn from u I need to approach them and flirt. I believe this would be hard for me, but willing to try. I have been single since 1995. I am sure u r shock but I was raising two girls and didn’t believe in bringing men home in front of my children. I went out bye myself and never could fine someone, that I would be interested in. I live in the South and grew up in San Diego. Being a independent woman the southern men was not my taste. I believe if I went back to California after my divorce, I would of met someone. I just didn’t want to uproot my children and didn’t want them far from their dad. Well, Paul they grown and gone and I am now all alone. I don’t regret my decision because they turned out to be very good girls and career women. Now, I am scared to go out into the world and change my ways. Please can u help me fine a person I can laugh hold and love for my future. I know the season has started, but I waited this long I can wait till next season. I been told I am a pretty woman and this is why men don’t approach me. I didn’t know I was to approach them. The first steps is and always been my hardest. I really need u ASAP to Help I Need Love. Thank You, Laquittabirch85@gmail I am also on FB under Laquitta Birch. I hope I hear from u.

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM

      Hi Laquitta, thank you so much for sharing your story and for taking time out to read this post. We are so very excited for what Paul is doing because it is so needed. I have no doubt he will be able to help so many women/families with this project. I’ll be sure to share your message with his team. Stay blessed!

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    Cher
    May 29, 2017 at 2:31 AM

    I just saw the show on 20/20. I like Paul. So calm and down to earth. And I really liked how he didn’t make the person change herself so much that it’s no longer authentic. I wonder how Cole and Courtney are doing now.

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 29, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Hi Cher! I’m so glad you had a chance to watch the show and that you liked it. I hear that they did film some updates. So please be sure to let ABC know how much you want to see more episodes! I’m wondering the same thing!

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