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OWN Preps Big Launch for Tyler Perry’s New Show

OWN is gearing up for the premiere of two of Perry's newest shows, 'The Haves and the Have Nots' and 'Love Thy Neighbor,' with a full schedule of event programming featuring the director/writer/actor/producer.
Oprah Winfrey, left, and Tyler Perry arrive at the premiere of the film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," at AFI Fest 2009 in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

By// Mariah Craddick

OWN might need to change it’s name to ‘TPN: The Tyler Perry Network’ for at least one week in May. According to The Hollywood Reporter, OWN is gearing up for the premiere of two of Perry’s newest shows, The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, with a full schedule of event programming featuring the director/writer/actor/producer.

It begins with a special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter on Sunday, May 26th with Oprah Winfrey interviewing Perry at his home. Then the network will air behind-the-scenes specials of both of Perry’s new shows. On Tuesday, May 28th, The Have and Have Nots a one-hour ensemble drama – premieres at 9 p.m. Half-hour sitcom Love Thy Neighbor premieres Wednesday, May 29th at 9 p.m.