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TV FAB: Tyler Perry Strikes Multi-Year EXCLUSIVE DEAL With Oprah's OWN + Cedric The Entertainer's New Gig

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Media mogul Tyler Perry has linked up with Oprah Winfrey's OWN for a multi-year partnership which will include 2 new scrpted television series. Get the deets inside and find out about Cedric the Entertainer's new gig...


It was only a matter of time before these two besties got together on a huge business level. 

Oprah Winfrey's OWN and Tyler Perry announced today an exclusive partnership which will bring Tyler's all new television series and projects, including two new scripted series, to OWN in 2013. These will be the first original scripted series for OWN and Tyler will produce, write and direct both series.

Oprah spoke about the deal saying,

“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.”


Tyler added, "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."

Folks over at the network are excited about the partnership too.  WHo wouldn't be excited about a man who knows how to rake in the major dollars (whether you like his shows or not) on the boob tube.   David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications said,

“Bringing Tyler Perry exclusively to OWN is a major coup. Today’s announcement demonstrates the power of the Oprah brand to attract some of the biggest names in television and film to OWN.  OWN’s growth over the past nine months has been nothing short of phenomenal and, with the continued support of our advertising and affiliate partners, this bold move into scripted entertainment positions OWN to continue that momentum going forward.”

Congrats to Tyler and Oprah!


In other television news......

Funnyman Cedric the Entertainer, who currently stars in his own sitcom, TV LAND's "Soul Man," has signed on for a guest appearance on the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls.”  It's one of our faves so this should be good.

He will play "Darius," the son of Garrett Morris’ character Earl.  His appearance comes on the sixth episode of the new season, which airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBS.  Nice.

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I'm so excited for them. I

I'm so excited for them. I wish Tyler would let some good Afr Am writers take the lead on one of them. Wouldn't it be fabulous if Oprah could snag Shonda Rhimes to do a drama? That would off the charts!
Denise2007's picture

The OWN channel is on the

The OWN channel is on the verge of folding. Tyler is going down with the ship....
allnatural's picture


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I don't like it. Oprah's brand is quality and intelligence. Tyler Perry's brand is chitlin circuit and mediocre. I know OWN has been struggling, but Tyler Perry is not the answer. His scripted shows are the absolute worst!!
MsKizzy's picture

I ADMIRE Tyle Perry's hustle,

I ADMIRE Tyle Perry's hustle, and how far he has come in life but I REALLY don't want to see anymore "House of Paynes"/"Meet the Browns"/"For Better or Worse" or a GROWN man in drag on OWN!
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I'm so excited about Tyler

I'm so excited about Tyler and Oprah's partnership. I've always supported TP. I'm not saying I like all his shows because I don't. I think he needs to study the master writers and learn their techniques for successful shows. I was NOT a fan of The House of Payne, Meet the Browns, and For Better or Worse, but I appreciate Tyler's rise to success and the fact that he is one of the only ones putting blacks to work. If you don't like his stuff, there are many other things to watch. I'd rather watch the WORST episode of Meet the Browns than the current buffoonery known as reality TV which people tend to gobble up like crazy yet will criticize Tyler in the same breath. I'm happy that these two black media moguls are uniting. I wish more would.
Sunflower Jones's picture

we need shows like a

we need shows like a different world, cosby show, family matters, something that will educated this generation lord knows we need it!!!!please back positive black shows
jasking45's picture

Yes, we sure do! However, the

Yes, we sure do! However, the problem, as I see it, is that unless it's coonish and buffoonish, people won't watch. How many times have there been quality programming either on TV or the movies, and black folks didn't go out and support it. The networks know that "reality" shows are popular with much of the black populous, therefore, they will continue to push that crap until it comes out their behinds. As long as they have the audience and are making money, they will continue to push out reality shows like no tomorrow. J/S.
Sunflower Jones's picture

Great! I look forward to

Great! I look forward to tuning in. Please bring on something new, fresh, positive, progressive, NO Reality TV!!!!
Reign's picture

All of his tv shows are

All of his tv shows are awful.
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Agree, his TV shows are like

Agree, his TV shows are like his movies, Bafoonery.
lola69's picture

Oprah switching to mindless

Oprah switching to mindless entertainment......for the Almightly Dollar <---- that and food are truly her Gods (and SHE thinks...SHE'S YOUR GOD...All Knowing, All Seeing. She'll even tell you how to be a better Parent & Wife <--- and has ZERO EXPERIENCE at it....lolololololololo)
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That is amazing, keeping the

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