Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry form Exclusive Partnership on OWN

"Oprah and Tyler Strike a Deal with OWN"

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Well, we may finally have our answer as to why Tyler Perry’s,  House of Payne  and Meet the Brown’s were canceled.  Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry struck a deal for Tyler to produce exclusively for OWN network cable scripted series.

Congratulations to both Tyler and Oprah, you are showing the world that Black people are learning the power of combining our resources to accomplish great things.   Now we just got to make sure we support the OWN network CLB family.

By: Eurweb Staff

Today, OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry, the award-winning actor, director, screenwriter, playwright and producer, to become his singular destination for all new television series and projects, including two new scripted series for the network to premiere in mid 2013.  These will be the first original scripted series for OWN and Perry will executive produce, write and direct both series.

The announcement comes as OWN’s momentum and ability to draw new viewers continues to grow.  The network closed its third consecutive quarter of year-over-year, double-digit ratings gains across primetime and total day in the key women 25-54 demo (+63% and +70% respectively) and saw triple-digit ratings growth in September.

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Perry’s popular television series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Meet the Browns” and “For Better or Worse” have been massive hits with record-breaking ratings.  Perry had his first foray into television in 2007 with the hit series “House of Payne,” which premiered as cable’s biggest comedy debut ever. The series remained basic cable’s top-rated sitcom only until the premiere of Perry’s second series “Meet the Browns.”

“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,” said Oprah Winfrey, CEO, OWN.  “We are all energized by the opportunity to collaborate with Tyler Perry  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.”

“It’s a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN,” stated Perry. “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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