Just last year it was revealed that Tyler Perry would soon be getting his own television network…
Apparently we got things mixed up… instead of launching his own network, Perry will be partnering with the OWN network, Oprah Winfrey’s cable network.
The two power players have now put their heads together to form a solid plan for an enlightening cable network.
OWN announced earlier today (Monday, October 1, 2012) that they have formed an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry and Perry also announced the deal to his fans via his email distribution list.
Yes it’s true, Oprah and I have joined forces. We’ve formed a partnership for OWN and I’m super excited about it. I’ll fill you in more as we get closer to the airing of my shows. I have a lot of questions for you about this, so stay close, OK? I need your help.
The deal reportedly includes two new scripted series for the network that would premiere in mid-2013.
Perry’s OWN partnership designates the Oprah Winfrey Network the “singular destination” for any new television series or projects he develops in the future. (so bye-bye Turner!)
It also marks OWN’s first foray into original scripted series as the network eases into a groove after a questionable start.
In a statement released by Winfrey, she expressed excitement about partnering with her close friend and
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.
What are your thoughts on this newly formed “power couple”?