Perry to pro­duce show for OWN

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SATURDAY EXTRA -

Win­frey’s OWN net­work is ven­tur­ing into scripted pro­gram­ming for the first time through a deal with Tyler Perry. OWN says Perry will pro­duce, write and di­rect two se­ries for the ca­ble net­work, to pre­miere next year. Perry is the cre­ative force be­hind movies like Madea’s Fam­ily Re­union and the TBS se­ries Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. Perry cred­its ad­vice from Win­frey (pic­tured) for help­ing him write his first mu­si­cal, I Know I’ve Been Changed, in 1992. Af­ter a slow start, OWN has been im­prov­ing its rat­ings, largely due to ag­gres­sive book­ing of in­ter­views for Win­frey’s own show.

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