Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Inks Multi-Year Deal With Tyler Perry

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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.

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‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ Episode With Evelyn Lozada Pushes OWN To Record Ratings

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In its early stage of development many viewers simply weren’t here for the Oprah Winfrey Network, most likely prompting Oprah to start giving one-on-one interviews with pop culture favorites like The Kardashians, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, and most recently Usher in hopes of drawing viewers to the fledgling network. However, it was the new primetime series ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ featuring Evelyn Lozada that drew high ratings and allowed Lady O to reel those coins in.

On camera confrontations from Ev always guaranteed entertainment on ‘Basketball Wives,’ drawing viewers in weekly. It was because of her hot hoodrat temper on the top-rated reality show and wanting to be seen in a positive light that opened the door to receive help from Iyanla Vanzant.

The show aired in two parts. The first installment followed Iyanla as she visited the home of Evelyn and then husband Chad Johnson weeks before their divorce to have an one-on-one with the feisty Boriqua about being accountable for and get control over her actions. Part two focused on the aftermath of Evelyn moving on with her life following  the headbutt heard around the world filling for divorce.

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