OWN'S HIT TYLER PERRY DRAMA "THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS" AND POPULAR SITCOM "LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" RETURN WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES THIS JANUARY
"The Haves and the Have Nots" Premieres on Tuesday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
"Love Thy Neighbor" Premieres on Friday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
LOS ANGELES - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's and Tyler Perry's hit drama series "The Haves and the Have Nots" returns with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, the popular Tyler Perry comedy series "Love Thy Neighbor" returns with new episodes on Friday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
"The Haves and the Have Nots" returns with Jim Cryer (John Schneider), his wife Katheryn (Renee Lawless) and their wealthy friends, David (Peter Parros) and Veronica Harrington (Angela Robinson), dealing with hard lessons they have sewed from past actions. Jim Cryer is rendered powerless for the first time in his life as the charges against him mount. Candace (Tika Sumpter) is haunted by a horrific crime that she and Jeffery (Gavin Houston) have committed and will stop at nothing to cover up the secret. Meanwhile, Hanna (Crystal Fox) continues to be a moral pillar for her family and co-workers.
"Love Thy Neighbor" kicks off as Danny (Andre Hall) returns from Las Vegas with a new wife and things become complicated when Linda refuses to accept her into the family. Still in love with Danny, Drew (Darmirra Brunson) is terribly jealous of Danny's new flame, and Sam (Jonathan Chase) is also not ready to lose his best friend. Meanwhile, Philip (Tony Grant), who would typically play the role of peacekeeper in the group, finds himself caught up dealing with Linda's mood swings (Kendra C. Johnson) as she faces her final days of pregnancy. Through it all, Hattie Mae (Patrice Lovely) and Floyd (Palmer Williams Jr.) attempt to keep things comedic with their ongoing jabs and feisty banter, but when Sam causes a major rift in his and Danny's friendship Sam is left questioning whether he may lose his best buddy forever.
For a sneak peek of the new seasons (with embed code) click on the links below:
"The Haves and the Have Nots":
"Love Thy Neighbor":
Most recently, the season finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" (9/22/15) delivered 3.7 million viewers, ranking as the night's #1 cable telecast across all key measures. The series consistently ranks as Tuesday night's #1 original cable series among women 25-54 and primetime's #1 original cable series among African-American women and total viewers. Additionally, during its previous season, "Love Thy Neighbor" ranked among Friday night's top 3 original cable series for African-American women.
Both "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor" are created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry in the fall of 2008. The studio develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. The 200,000 square foot studio lot is situated on the former Delta Airlines campus of more than 30 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. The studio consists of five sound stages, a post production facility, a pond, a back lot, a 400-seat theater, a private screening room, and designated areas for entertaining and hosting events. Since its opening, Perry and the studio's 400 Atlanta-based employees have been hard at work in production of over fifteen films and five television series, with over 90 total episodes per year. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, adding another 330 acres to create another major movie production studio lot.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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