Oprah really got the ball rolling with her television network OWN by having high-profile celebrities to spill tea in one-on-one interviews. Then she gave Iyanla Vanzant the platform to fix your life. Iyanla’s interview with beloved Evelyn Lozada produced the highest ratings the network had seen since inception. Of course that wasn’t enough to keep you and your cousins tuning in to the network. Now, Lady O has linked with Tyler Perry in a multi-year deal to help script shows to keep those coins coming in for the fledgling channel.
With Tyler Perry basically turning the TBS network into the TPS (Tyler Perry Station) with the heavy presence on the network with his scripted sitcoms “House of Pain,” “Meet The Browns,” and “For Better or Worse”, the new venture seems like a no brainer to keep
the struggle network OWN thriving. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with to have people actually tune into the network.
In a press release Oprah stated, ”I have been looking forward to the day when we would be in the position to enter the world of scripted television. That day has come. We are all energized by the opportunity to collaborate with Tyler who has a proven track record for producing highly successful cable series. He has an incredible ability to illuminate life stories and characters in his unique voice and inspires and encourages people all over the world.”
Regarding the merger, Tyler Perry had this to say: “It’s a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN. She has accomplished so much with the network and I’m excited to work with her to be a part of its continued growth.”
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