Tyler Perry Creates Two Series For Oprah’s Network
Yep, you read that right–Tyler Perry is creating two series for Oprah Winfrey’s Network OWN. The two series are very different as one is about deceit, sex, and scandal while the other is mainly comedic but even with the differences, both look AMAZING.
Premiering May 28 at 9/8c, the first series, The Haves and the Have Nots, follows the lives of the rich and powerful Cryer family in Savannah, Georgia and their maid Hanna Young. Personally, off the bat, I feel like this show resembles Perry’s film The Family That Preys just by the description and from watching the promo. The series stars John Schneider(The Dukes of Hazzard), Tika Sumpter(Sparkle), Crystal R. Fox(In The Heart of the Night), Renee Lawless, Gavin Houston(Guiding Light), Tyler Lepley(Baggage Claim), Jaclyn Betham, Aaron O’Connell, Peter Parros(As The World Turns), Angela Robinson, and Eva Tamargo(Passions). You can watch the promo for this series below.
Premiering May 29 at 9/8c, the second series, Love Thy Neighbor, set in a location known as Love’s Diner, a restaurant that offers advice to its customers in all facets of life. The main character of the series, Hattie, has been in Perry’s recent plays and is just as comedic as Perry’s infamous character Madea Simmons. The series stars Patrice Lovely(Perry’s A Madea Christmas), Palmer Williams, Jr.(House of Payne), Kendra C. Johnson(Phat Girlz), Andre Hall, Zulay Henao(Fighting), Jonathan Chase(One on One), and Darmirra Brunson, who won Perry’s nationwide talent search/contest. You can watch the promo for this series below.
Both series premiere with back to back episodes on their respective nights. Are you going to be tuning in to both The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor on OWN?