BRIEF: Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' moving to OWN from TBS
Feb 20, 2013 (Los Angeles Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Tyler Perry's sitcom "For Better or Worse" is moving from TBS to OWN this fall.
The move extends the growing relationship between the actor/director and OWN, the cable channel owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. Perry signed a deal to create two new sitcoms for OWN last year.
" 'For Better or Worse' is a great addition to our growing lineup of scripted programming from Tyler," said OWN President Erik Logan in a statement.
The move of "For Better or Worse" from TBS to OWN officially ends Perry's long-standing relationship with the Time Warner subsidiary. Perry had created two other sitcoms for TBS -- "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns." Both of those shows are no longer in original production.
OWN has already announced two new projects from Perry. One is a comedy called "Love Thy Neighbor" and the other is a drama called "The Haves and the Have Nots." The new series are expected to launch later this year.
Getting into business with Perry was seen as a big shift in strategy for OWN, which initially wanted to focus on lifestyle programming and reality fare.
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