The Haves and The Have Nots
Oprah should send her pal Tyler Perry a gift basket. Perry's soapy drama The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in a series high of 2.6 million viewers. The drama–which features soap grads Tika Sumpter, Peter Parros and Eva Tamargo–also earned its best rating among women 25-54.
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OWN has given the greenlight for a new unscripted series following the lives of four friends residing in Harlem. Crazy.Sexy.Life won't hit the airwaves until early 2014, but the docusoap will be afforded a sneak peek following the Sept. 3 season finale of Tyler Perry's hit soap The Haves and the Have Nots. READ MORE
Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is keeping a smile on Oprah's face. The former talk show queen's cable network OWN announced it has ordered four more episodes of the cable drama. The order brings The Haves and Have Nots' first season episode count to 36.
OWN also announced it is ordering 26 additional episodes of Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor.
Watch a clip of John Schneider's Jim Cryer confronting Tika Sumpter's Candace about a pregnancy test from "My Name is Veronica" after the jump! READ MORE
Tyler Perry, Oprah and Tika Sumpter have more to smile about. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Haves and Have Nots hit a series high on July 30, by cracking 2 million viewers.
She might only have One Life to Live, but Tika Sumpter is definitely making the most of it! The Haves and The Have Nots vixen recently wowed during an appearance on E!'s Fashion Police. READ MORE
Tyler Perry’s brand of TV magic helped his pal Oprah earn a bit of good news. According to Deadline, Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed OWN is now cash flow positive. Reportedly, cable networks are paying more for the channel, while The Haves and Have Nots and Love They Neighbor are drawing in viewers.
He singled out Tyler Perry’s Have And Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2. That was “the highest growth of any cable network” in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African American women over the last eight weeks.