Oprah Winfrey’s love affair with Tyler Perry continues as her OWN Network has ordered additional episodes of four of his series. The numbers: 23 hourlong episodes of The Haves And The Have Nots and 22 its companion drama If Loving You Is Wrong, 22 half-hours of comedy Love Thy Neighbor and 20 of sitcom For Better Or Worse.
Perry’s shows are consistently strong draws on OWN. The Season 2 bow of Haves And Have Nots drew 3.2 million viewers last month, the best premiere in OWN’s four-year history. If Loving You Is Wrong debuted in September with 1.93 million viewers and a 1.5 rating in the core women 25-54 demo. Its second season launches March 24. Love Thy Neighbor premiered in May 2013 with a 1.7 million viewers and a 1.4 in the demo. The sixth season of For Better or Worse kicks off March 25.
“Oprah Winfrey’s partnership with Tyler Perry has been a tremendous success, garnering millions of viewers for OWN and setting ratings records,” network president Erik Logan said in a statement. “Tyler’s original series have quickly become appointment viewing for a passionate audience and OWN is pleased to deliver 87 new episodes.”
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