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Oprah Winfrey Network orders new episodes for its four Tyler Perry series

(March 11, 2015) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it is ordering additional episodes of its four popular Tyler Perry scripted series including 23 one-hour episodes of the drama "The Haves and the Have Nots;" 22 one-hour episodes of the companion drama "If Loving You is Wrong;" 22 half-hour episodes of the comedy "Love Thy Neighbor;" and 20 half-hour episodes of the comedy "For Better or Worse."

"Oprah Winfrey's partnership with Tyler Perry has been a tremendous success, garnering millions of viewers for OWN and setting ratings records," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "Tyler's original series have quickly become appointment viewing for a passionate audience and OWN is pleased to deliver 87 new episodes."

Tyler Perry's scripted series have bolstered OWN's rise to a Top 25 cable network in primetime among women 25-54.  Throughout its current season, "The Haves and the Have Nots" has averaged more than three million viewers and has consistently ranked as Tuesday night's #1 telecast on television for African American households and total viewers.  The most recent season of "If Loving You is Wrong" averaged more than 1.7 million viewers, with "For Better or Worse" averaging more than one million weekly viewers and "Love Thy Neighbor" averaging 900,000 weekly viewers respectively.


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