TLC PICKS UP TYLER PERRY'S "TOO CLOSE TO HOME" FOR ANOTHER SEASON
- Network's First Scripted Series Brought in Millions of Viewers
and Grew Total Audience Week to Week -
(Silver Spring, MD) - TLC has ordered a second season of its first scripted series, Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME to premiere in 2017. The story of Anna, a young woman who comes face-to-face with her checkered past after an alleged affair with the president, captured viewers and the drama of her return home has helped broaden TLC's audience and brought in new viewers at an even greater rate in its second week.
"Our audience was ready for a move into the scripted space, and TOO CLOSE TO HOME has whet their appetite to see more. More twists, more heartbreak and certainly more of Tyler Perry's notoriously dramatic writing," said Nancy Daniels, President and General Manager, TLC.
Launched in an unprecedented partnership with corporate cousin OWN, Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME reached 4.2 million viewers in its premiere airings across TLC and OWN.
TLC's premiere boasted a nearly 50% increase among Women in L+3 delayed viewing. Also, TOO CLOSE TO HOME's August 22 premiere propelled TLC to its highest-rated Monday in more than a year in all key women demos. On Twitter, TOO CLOSE TO HOME was the #3 drama series in primetime with #TooCloseToHome trending in the U.S. during its east coast premiere.
Coming up this season, Anna (Danielle Savre) must face the past that she so eagerly left behind, and her new reality may prove too much for her to handle. Back in Happy, Alabama, Anna reunites with her controlling mother, Jolene (Trisha Stahl); her sweet yet overburdened sister, Bonnie (Kelly Sullivan); and her drug-addicted sister, Shelby (Brooke Anne Smith). Although she's left behind a mess in D.C., there are serious problems brewing in Happy, and Anna is quickly thrown into the drama. She also has to confront unfinished business with her high school sweetheart, Brody (Brock O'Hurn). Broken and battered, Anna must ultimately seek help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a "better" life. Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME airs Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on TLC.
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Source: Nielsen, NPower and StarMedia. 8/22/26-8/29/16. Reach = 6+ min qualifier. 8/22, 8/23 based on L+3 P2+ (000s); 8/29 based on L+SD P2+ (000s). Growth based on L+SD P2+ (000s). Best Monday Prime = Mon, 8-11p 5/14/15. All other claims based on L+3 Cov Rtg/(000s). Twitter source: Nielsen, ranked on Unique Authors 8/22/16.
Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. TPS' most recent studio lot was situated on a 200,000 square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Mr. Perry's five television series. In 2015 TPS announced plans to expand operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta. Mr. Perry and the studio's 400 Atlanta-based employees will remain in production of Perry's five current television series, including Perry's new TLC series Too Close to Home, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta. Production is already underway at the new studio and construction will be fully completed by Fall 2017.
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