Tyler Perry is coming to OWN with two brand new shows! And there’s no better way to kick it off than with a new Oprah’s Next Chapter featuring Tyler Perry on Sunday May 26th 9/8c.
Then on Tuesday May 28th 9/8c, it’s the premiere of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots on OWN.
From writer and director Tyler Perry, this new television series follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their mansion set in Savannah, Georgia.
From the outside, the Cryer’s are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind the veil, the family’s dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege. Cryer family patriarch Jim Cryer (John Schneider) is a powerful judge whose double-life, including tawdry affairs with high-priced escorts, puts his family and political ambitions at risk. His wife, Katheryn Cryer (Renée Lawless), is the ultimate matriarch portraying a loving and dutiful wife, but she is willing to do anything to protect her family’s status.
Their son Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) is a troubled angry jock who cares little for his own image and finds himself in and out of rehab. His sister Amanda (Jacyln Betham), a struggling law student, tries harder to live up to her parents’ expectations, but unknowingly has befriended a scurrilous young woman, Candace (Tika Sumpter), with the power to ruin the entire family. Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) is the Cryer’s maid and the matriarch of her family.
The Two-Night Premiere Spectacular continues on Wednesday May 29th 9/8c with the premiere of Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor on OWN.
Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, this brand new comedy is set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love.
Diner owner and feisty family matriarch Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) has her hands full not only managing her customers but her family drama, too. Her daughter Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) splits her time between Hattie’s home and the apartment she shares with her dirty dog husband. Linda’s son Danny (Andre Hall), a recent college grad, moves into a bachelor pad with his best friend Sam (Jonathan Chase) and lands a job at a hot design firm.
Danny quickly establishes himself as a rising star… that’s when he’s not distracted by Sam’s hard-partying ways and their beautiful co-workers Marianna (Zulay Henao) and Drew (Darmirra Brunson). Meanwhile, Uncle Floyd (Palmer Williams) is an ever-present thorn in the Love family’s side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.
Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor premieres Wednesday May 29th 9/8c on OWN!