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 (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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