Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network has signed an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Tyler Perry, OWN announced today. The new partnership will bring all of his new television series and projects to OWN.
“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,” said Oprah Winfrey, CEO, OWN. “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 Perry, who is the creator of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Meet the Browns” and “For Better or Worse,” will executive-produce, write, and direct two new scripted series for the network to premiere in mid 2013. These will be the first original scripted series for OWN.
“It’s a dream realized to partner with Oprah and bring scripted programming to OWN,” stated Perry. “She has accomplished so much with the network and I’m excited to work with her to be a part of its continued growth.”