OWN Orders More of Tyler Perry's Popular Scripted Series

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20 March 2015
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          OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced that it is ordering additional episodes of its four popular Tyler Perry scripted series including 23 one-hour episodes of the drama “The Haves and the Have Nots;” 22 one-hour episodes of the companion drama “If Loving You is Wrong;” 22 half-hour episodes of the comedy “Love Thy Neighbor;” and 20 half-hour episodes of the comedy “For Better or Worse.” 
           “Oprah Winfrey’s partnership with Tyler Perry has been a tremendous success, garnering millions of viewers for OWN and setting ratings records,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “Tyler’s original series have quickly become appointment viewing for a passionate audience and OWN is pleased to deliver 87 new episodes.”
The Haves and the Have Nots
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“THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS”
(Season Finale, Tuesday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) - Starring John Schneider (Jim Cryer) and Tika Sumpter (Candace Young), OWN’s highest-rated series portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. Things are about to boil over in Savannah on the edge-of-your-seat season finale. When Benny discovers that Quincy laid hands on Hanna, even she can't stop him from hunting down the dangerous criminal. Plus, Jeffery and Candace uncover Melissa's ulterior motives, and Jim gets real with Wyatt.
If Loving You is Wrong
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“IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG”
(New Episodes Begin Tuesday, March 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; Regular Time Slot: Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT) – OWN’s highest-rated series debut in network history takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood. Tensions are high and sins are revealed in the series return. Marcie (Heather Hemmens) uncovers her husband Randal’s (Eltony Williams) infidelity with next-door neighbor and friend, Alex (Amanda Clayton).  Emotions come to a climax at Brad’s (Aiden Turner) surprise party when the details of the secret affair between his pregnant wife Alex and their neighbor Randal come to light. Meanwhile, Esperanza’s (Zulay Henao) abusive ex, Edward (Joel Rush) and her new boyfriend, Julius (Octavio Pizano) continue to clash as Edward makes plans to retaliate against Julius for shooting up his house….and retribution is all but assured after Natalie’s (April Parker Jones) son Joey (Matt Cook), fresh out of prison, beats up Quan (Dawan Owens) and takes back the money stolen from Natalie’s restaurant.  In addition, Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson) must come to terms with her breakup with Travis (Denzel Wells) who returned from Haiti with a new love.
Love thy Neighbor
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“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR”
(Season Finale, Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) – In the season finale of the beloved comedy set at The Love Train Diner, Mama Hattie’s (Patrice Lovely) daughter Linda’s (Kendra C. Johnson) baby shower is interrupted by a very big surprise. 
For Better or Worse
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“FOR BETTER OR WORSE”
(Season 4 Premiere on Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) – The series follows the ups and downs of dating and marriage and centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White). This new season, Keisha (Kiki Haynes) and Richard's (Kent Faulcon) messy divorce causes tensions among their entire group of friends as well as creates problems for C Sports.  Richard leans heavily on his friendship with Marcus and Angela as he is forced to move in with them during this difficult time.  Meanwhile, Joseph (Jason Olive) and Leslie (Crystle Stewart) are settling into life together and begin the harrowing task of planning a wedding.  Despite it all, this season delivers more laughs than ever as this cast of characters deal with these uncanny situations in the most eclectic and unconventional ways.
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