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It pays to be friends with Oprah. Just ask Tyler Perry, who will be joining the OWN family!

Perry will bring two scripted series’ to the powerhouse conglomerate, one a comedy, the other a drama.

“The Haves and the Have Nots,” is a drama about the dynamics of the affluent Cyrer family, the impoverished family of their housekeeper, Hanna, and the obstacles and secrets that exist within both.

While the comedy, “Love Thy Neighbor” offers a multi-camera view set in a Diner; where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a lot of love for its zany neighbors.

OWN inked Perry — the prolific writer, director, producer and actor behind the Madea features, among several other stage and small-screen projects — to a multiyear pact in October to produce original content for the network.

The two entries will begin production early next year and bow in mid-2013.

via EurWeb

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