The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has greenlit two original scripted series by Tyler Perry. The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor will both be written and directed by Tyler Perry. The Haves and the Have Nots is a drama about two families, one rich and one poor. Love Thy Neighbor is a comedy about a diner filled with quirky characters.
Oprah Winfrey signed a production deal with Tyler a few months ago to bring original scripted show to the channel.