Tough Love Returns For A Fourth Season, And Get An Inside Look At Steve And JoAnn’s Lives On The Wards Get Real This Sunday


A couple of weeks ago, we asked you guys what city you’d like to see Steve Ward travel to if there’s a fourth season of Tough Love, and while that location is still up in the air, we can safely say today that another season of the show is definitely happening. VH1 is thrilled to spend another season with Steve and his mother JoAnn as the Master Matchmakers teach another batch of women how to improve their dating lives. We spoke to Steve this morning when the news was announced and he told us that he’s excited to push the women on season four harder than ever. “I think you get the most out of these girls when you push them to the brink,” he said, “so my intentions are to challenge them moreso than they’ve ever been challenged before. I thought I took the gloves off in season three, but now I’m going to go out there and make it rain.”

We’re also happy to announce a primetime special, Tough Love: The Wards Get Real, which will air this Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In this special, we’ll get to see the entire Ward family in their element at home, working together, and occasionally giving one another a dose of familial tough love too. For more information about both shows, keep reading.

VH1 giving another dose of “Tough Love” as series is renewed for fourth season

One-Hour Docu-Special on Steve and JoAnn Ward “Tough Love: The Wards Get Real” Airs Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT
Season Three Finale Airs December 11 at 8 PM ET/PT
Reunion Special Airs December 18 at 8 PM ET/PT

Santa Monica, CA – November 10, 2011- VH1’s love guru and Master Matchmakers Steve and JoAnn Ward will give viewers another dose of Tough Love as the series is renewed for a fourth season. An all-new group of single women will learn to shed their bad dating habits to find Mr. Right in 2012. Additionally, VH1 will air the one-hour docu-special Tough Love: The Wards Get Real on Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT.

In the hour-long special, Steve and JoAnn Ward will open up their business Master Matchmakers to VH1 cameras for an inside look into the daily lives of a family of matchmakers. With over 25 years of experience in matchmaking and coaching, JoAnn’s business, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA now faces fierce competition from the world of online dating. Steve along with his sister Monica (Director of Client Services), plays an integral part in differentiating their business from the rest and keeping the company afloat. In the special, both men and women will learn what works in terms of dating and what they’re doing wrong when they see Steve, JoAnn and Monica dissect their dates and tell them the truth about why they’re still single. Although their brutal honesty has made them famous, the real sparks fly when the family’s liberal doses of tough love are administered to each other. Tough Love: The Wards Get Real premieres Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1.

For season three of Tough Love, Steve has brought his infamous boot camp to Miami to make a big splash in the dating pool. While in Miami, Steve and JoAnn work with a group of eight single, attractive women to help them shed their bad dating habits and find out what it takes to finally land “the one.” Over the course of ten weeks, the women go on dates with eligible bachelors and endure intense group sessions to get to the bottom of why they are still single. The season three finale airs Sunday, December 11 at 8 PM ET/PT and the reunion special airs Sunday, December 18 at 8 PM ET/PT.
For full episodes, interviews with Steve and JoAnn Ward and bonus footage, visit the official Tough Love site at Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook at and on Twitter with the hashtag #ToughLove.

“Tough Love” and “Tough Love: The Wards Get Real” are executive produced by Jim Berger and Pamela Healey (for High Noon Entertainment) and Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller (for Flower Films). Steve Ward and JoAnn Ward also serve as executive producers for the series. Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly are executive producers for VH1. Noah Pollack, Richard Hall and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees are executive producers for “VH1 Tough Love Miami,” Christopher Costine and Noah Pollack are also executive producers for “Tough Love: The Wards Get Real.”

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