The Haves and the Have Nots

“The Haves and The Have Nots” Draws Big Ratings as Petition Launches for OWN To Dump Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots,” the inaugural scripted drama on OWN and the first of a highly-publicized collaboration between Perry and Oprah Winfrey, made its debut last night. The response has already been overwhelmingly negative. There was a scathing review in the L.A....

Tyler Perry Aims To Fill Soap Opera Void With “The Haves and The Have Nots” — Will You Watch?

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You may not love all of Tyler Perry’s screenwriting, but you can’t argue the fact that he’s an enterprising media mogul. Tyler understands his audience and offers them the comedy and/or drama they are willing to tune in every week for. Case in point? His...

Sneak Peek of Tyler Perry’s New Shows For OWN – Will You Be Watching?

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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...