Tyler Perry’s scripted series come to OWN network with two-night launch in May

“The Haves and the Have Nots” is set to premiere Tuesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor” will premiere Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour episodes.

(April 4, 2013) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today special event programming leading up to the launch of Tyler Perry’s two new scripted series debuting on the network next month. The one-hour ensemble drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” is set to premiere Tuesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor” will premiere Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour episodes.

On Sunday, May 26, Oprah will sit down with the prolific producer for an intimate in-depth interview on a special “Oprah’s Next Chapter” at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It will be immediately followed at 10 p.m. ET/PT by “Tyler Perry Comes to OWN: Behind The Scenes,” an exclusive inside look at the making of his two new series.

In addition, the network announced today two new unscripted series joining its slate of original programming — “Millionaire Mama’s Boy,” about the dynamic relationship between WNBA star Pamela McGee and her NBA star son JaVale, and “Houston Beauty” about the lively world of a Texas beauty school.

“We are delighted to celebrate Tyler coming to OWN with these new specials as we ramp up to the debut of our first scripted series,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “Tyler’s fans, like Oprah’s fans, are incredibly connected and passionate. We can’t wait for them to see these shows.”

“We are energized by our growing slate of original programming coming to OWN,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “With 12 returning series and 13 new shows on the way including the launch of Tyler Perry’s shows in May, we’re positioned for a strong season.”

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/.

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