Tyler Perry must be listening to a lot of P. Diddy lately because he won’t stop. His newest OWN show imported from TBS, “For Better For Worse,” earned The Oprah Winfrey Network its highest Wednesday night ratings ever. By it’s second episode (the first two aired back to back) over 1.6 millon people were watching.
“Thank you to the people,” Perry said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show today. “The people turnin’ it out, watching it. I’m so grateful. ‘For Better or Worse’ is the last show that was on TBS that was coming over. But so many people want to see ‘House of Payne.’ People still love that show, as do I, so we’re trying to figure out what to do with that right now. “
Perry’s deal with TBS that originally aired both shows and “Meet the Browns,” allowed him a lot of leeway and the chance for lengthy broadcast runs. Obviously, there are still people who want to experience to see those characters even after their success on TBS.
“TBS/Turner that whole thing was such a great experience for me,” Perry says. “It taught me a lot and I think it left both of us for the better.” OWN is obviously better as well for the partnership with Perry. His original shows “Love Thy Neighbor” and “The Haves and the Have Nots” are doing great as well. Both are returning for second seasons on OWN.
“I could have not had any success over there if Oprah had not done what she’s done. She’s done a great job putting things in place, getting the right team. Once she left her show and starting getting in there herself all of hat had turned around even before I got there.”
The good news for Perry fans, like Tom Joyner who has admitted his fondness for “The Have and Have Nots” and its bad girl character Candace, played by Tika Sumpter, is that Perry has just completed writing episodes for next season.
“I turned it up,” Perry says of “The Haves and the Have Nots. “I turned it up like crazy for next season so hold onto your seats!”
In other Perry news, he’ll be part of the David Fincher adaptation of the Gillian Lynch bestseller, “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a troubled couple. Perry will play a defense lawyer hired by Affleck’s character when his wife disappears.
“For Better or Worse” airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on OWN.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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