Oprah’s struggling OWN network is finally getting it together.
OWN Network Making Money Thanks To Tyler Perry
Oprah owes Tyler all the weave on her head. OWN looked like it was down for the count like when Pac Man got knocked out by Juan Manuel Márquez.
According to The NY Daily News
The revelation Tuesday that Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN network is finally — earlier than expected — making money came as a shock to much of the TV industry.
Obviously not to Oprah herself, who has proven for decades that she is a mad genius at making money.
It’s not surprising that OWN is generating cash four months earlier than projected by its parent company (Discovery Communications, whose other networks include the Discovery Channel and TLC). The surprise is the way OWN has done it.
The network’s big moment comes via … Tyler Perry.
Perry is as much of a genius as Oprah is at printing money, notably with the movies featuring him in drag playing Madea, a huge, hyperactive, tough old lady.
He signed up last year to produce shows for OWN. Now his two series on the network — the drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” and the sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor,” both almost unanimously panned by critics — are OWN’s most-watched programs.
Will you be tuning into “The Haves and Have the Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor?”