Tyler Perry's shows on OWN

My relationship to Tyler Perry’s work is complicated. On one hand I love that he gives so many black actors much-need work, and on the other, I’m constantly frustrated by his predictable storylines and problematic depictions of black women.

But it doesn’t really matter what I think; Mama O loves her some Tyler Perry and has teamed up with the filmmaker for two new scripted shows for OWN.

On May 28 and 29, The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor will premiere, and Oprah hopes Perry can continue to help her boost her network’s ratings.

And from the looks of things…I can’t call it.

The Haves and the Have Nots is a soap operay drama fueled by an interracial affair (hello, Scandal?) and a woman who uses sex and deception to con her way to the top, while Love Thy Neighbor appears to be a vintage Perry production starring Mama Hattie and ‘nem.

Take a look at a sneak peek of both shows below and tell us what you think! 

The Haves and the Have Nots


Love Thy Neighbor

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  • Keshia

    I’m really surprised Oprah takes anything Tyler perry does seriously smh

  • LOL what do you mean you have “the right?” Entitled much?

  • LMO85

    UGH. Just sooooooo disappointed in O for this partnership. I get it, TP has a built in lame azz audience but dayum. Just…UGH. Calling all Black writers and directors–PLEASE get thyself to OWN/Hollywood, etc. pronto.

  • mEE

    oh the only three female characters that exist within a Tyler Perry production: the harlot, the religious zealot mammy, and the sassy older woman. …no thank you.

  • alice barnes

    my family and i like every thing tyler perry produce he is so very very smart, he is a hard working man and he believe in working all people small and great. God Bless Tyler Perry. because he wont forget who he is or where he comes from so stop hating on this man.,

    • God and Tyler Perry have nothing to do with each other. God doesn’t condone that type of foolishness. Material and worldly success is not necessarily a blessing it can be a curse.