This union was far over due. I called this a year ago. Finally Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey will team up for a multi-year partnership which will include 2 new scripted television shows for OWN!
Announced today, the partnership will launch OWN’s first scripted series for the 2013 season. Tyler will write, produce and direct both shows…and hopefully he’ll star in one of them.
Oprah joyfully expressed:
“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.”
“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.”
We can’t wait to watch.