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Season 4

"Tough Love: New Orleans" (VH1) is back on VH1 for Season 4 with love gurus and Master Matchmakers, Steve Ward and JoAnn Ward. An all-new cast of unlucky-in-love women hit "The Big Easy" for Steve's brutally honest love lesson on why they are still single.

He conquered Los Angeles, Miami and even "Tough Love: Couples." This time, Steve's dating boot camp ventures into the city of temptation, New Orleans, with a new group of eight, single women who are in desperate need of a love life revamp.

Steve Ward's approach goes beyond finding "Mr. Right." Through several challenging tasks and blind dates, Steve will use his expertise to dissect these women's errors of the past and fix their bad habits in the hopes of finding true love. This season's cast will provide the Wards' many challenges as each woman demonstrates characteristics that keep potential love interests at bay including acting phony, coming across as shy and awkward, maintaining low standards for a mate and more. Over the course of 10 weeks, watch as these women live together in a house and learn that "Tough Love: New Orleans" is far from any form of southern comfort.

"Tough Love: New Orleans" is 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. Richard Hall and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees are executive producers for "VH1 Tough Love: New Orleans."

Season 3

Steve Ward is back in "Tough Love: Miami"! In Season 3, Steve takes his "Tough Love" boot camp to Miami — the ultimate city for relationship-challenged women to make a splash in the dating pool. But don't worry; Steve has not lost his brutally honest approach to telling it like it is. In fact, it's what has made he and his mother, JoAnn Ward, one of the most successful matchmaking teams in the country. While in Miami, Steve will work with a group of eight single, attractive women all composed of classic female archetypes including the "too much, too soon" romantic, the "gold digger" and the "late 30's work obsessed" woman. They will be living together in a house for 10 weeks and given a chance to learn "dating 101."

From ex-boyfriends to intimacy to communication, these ladies will face challenges that force them outside of their comfort zone. We'll see our lovelorn ladies be put to the test, but will they be able to take the heat? In the end, some will graduate while others will struggle to break old dating habits, but all the ladies learn that if you want to find true love you've got to listen to Steve.

Season 2

VH1's "Tough Love 2" is hosted by America's maestro of love: the gandsome, cocky and smart Steve Ward. His brutally honest approach to matchmaking is what has made him and his mother Joann Ward one of the most successful matchmaking teams in the country. Steve has the balls to tell women not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear to find love.

VH1's "Tough Love" revolves around a "Tough Love Bootcamp," where Steve works with a group of eight single, attractive women living together in a house for eight weeks to change their dating ways. Steve guarantees that if they follow his rules then by the end of the eight weeks they will be ready for love. But there's a method to Steve's madness. Steve's methodology consists of his rules of dating. Steve's rules are bold, insightful, and often hilarious. But most of all they offer an unapologetic glance into the male mind. The core of the series is Steve revealing the truth about what men really think when it comes to dating and women.

The women in this bootcamp are desperate and single, but can't figure out why. The cast is composed of classic archetypes of the single woman: the 'too much too soon' romantic, the 'gold digger', the 'fixing the wrong guys' victim, the late 30's "Lone Ranger'. To call the women out on their issues, Steve labels each woman with a moniker that correlates to her main problem. From "Miss Picky," the woman who is too caught up in a list of impossible expectations, to "Miss Wedding-Obsessed," the girl that tells guys on their first date she's looking to be married within a year.

From ex-boyfriends to intimacy to communication, every episode's theme is a class in dating 101 and is illustrated with loud challenges that force our ladies outside their comfort zones. Whether it's the ladies getting zapped by an ankle bracelet when they bring up inappropriate topics on a date in an episode on TMI, bringing back their exes to meet their new boyfriends, or learning how to pose in lingerie in an episode on sex, Steve teaches and tests the women. Once through the lesson, the ladies are sent out on dates with men hand-picked by Steve out of his pool of hot, eligible men.

While the women are out on their dates, Steve is doing reconnaissance on the ladies, in order to better help them. From meeting a girl's ex she can't seem to get over, to meeting another one's father to better understand her Daddy issues, or sitting down with the best friend to get the real story on why the last relationship crashed and burned — Steve is collecting data and making judgments along the way of the work he's got cut out for him to find their match.

Over the course of the eight episodes, we'll see our love-lorn ladies be put through the paces — and come out the other side transformed. Some will graduate, others will struggle to break old dating habits, and along the way Steve will be challenged to match the toughest cases of his career. Steve Ward. You may not like his rules, but if you want to find true love you gotta face the truth and follow 'em.

Season 5


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