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'The Tyler Perry Show' Is Actually Not Going To Be A Talk Show But A 3-Week Event Special

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 25, 2014 6:00 PM
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UPDATE: You can relax now, if the idea wasn't initially one that got you excited, when we first announced it last week Friday, because, as I wondered at the time, maybe it's not going to be a daily talk show, but something more like an after show special that will air following the nights that his scripted series are broadcast on OWN - sort of like a post-broadcast recap of each show, with the actors as guests; something like what AMC does after The Walking Dead, with its Talking Dead series. It looks like that's the case. As Tyler Perry reveals in the newly-released video embedded below, it's a 3-week event special, and not an actual daily talk show. Read last week's initial announcement below, and then watch the new video with Perry's clarification after it.

Two weeks ago, I published a piece that took a look at the Tyler Perry/Oprah Winfrey partnership, over a year after it was made official (read it HERE if you missed it). 

In the post, I wondered what the future of the relationship looked like, especially from Tyler's POV, given his ambition, and the fact that, prior to the signing of the deal, he toyed with the idea of running his very own TV network, but realized the costs outweighed the benefit, and opted to find a home on Oprah's already existing OWN network, which was experiencing some freshman struggles at the time.

With 4 series already booked for OWN (The Haves and the Have NotsLove Thy Neighbor, For Better or Worse, and the recently-announced Single Moms Club), and an active, successful movie career, what more could Tyler Perry do?

Launch his own talk show, that's what! A talk show that's apparently going to air on the OWN network, making it the 5th Tyler Perry series on Oprah's baby.

The writer/director/producer/actor shared the above photo on his Instagram page earlier this week, with the caption:

Look what I'm working on. Coming on next Tuesday after The Haves And The Have Nots, only on OWN.

A bit sudden, it seems. There was no official announcement of this prior to his Instagram post 3 days ago; unless we just missed it!

But given that he says it's "coming on next Tuesday," clearly it's something that has been in the works for some time.

Although he didn't share anything further other than the above, so this is all speculation based on an image and a caption, with no further explanation. Maybe it's not going to be a daily talk show, but something akin to an after show special that will air following the nights that his scripted series are broadcast on OWN - sort of like a post-broadcast recap of each show, with the actors as guests; somewhat like what AMC does after The Walking Dead, with its Talking Dead series. 

Or maybe it is indeed going to be a full-fledged nightly talk show, and Perry is tossing his hat into the Late Night party.

We'll find out more next week Tuesday.

And here's the video Perry released today providing further details on the show:

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6 Comments

  • CareyCarey | February 26, 2014 9:18 AMReply

    "I say why not? Suppose it works! It might..."

    Well, it may have worked for some but I believe the reality may have spoiled the suspense for others (if that makes any sense?). Okay, it was "sort of like a post-broadcast recap of each show, with the actors as guests; something like what AMC does after The Walking Dead, with its Talking Dead series."

    Well, in a sense, when the actors appear on stage out of character they've essentially torn down the forth wall. That's a very risky move for a over-the-top soap opera such as the "Have Nots". The audience is totally engaged in these character... feeling as if they really know them. In other words, they are real to them. So when that "image" is disrupted, it can be a let down of sorts.

    Well, that's what my lady said. She thought it was unwarranted overkill that was not entertaining. For instance, she didn't like seeing Hannah's ruthless daughter Candace (Tika Sumpter), who describes herself "a bad bi*th", sharing her relationship with her real mother, saying it was totally opposite of Hannah's and Candaces'. It spoiled, or took away something from the image of her Candace.

    Granted, we all know they are actors playing a role, but I know where she's coming from. It's like being abruptly awaken from a nice dream... "DAMNIT! why did you wake me up... I was in the arms of_____ !!!"

  • Mark & Darla | February 25, 2014 8:21 PMReply

    I feel so special, Tyler just sent me a personal email about this.

  • LFleming | February 25, 2014 12:07 AMReply

    I say why not? Suppose it works! It might...

  • brown bomber | February 24, 2014 12:32 PMReply

    KMT .... sttuupppsssseeee. LaWD just what we need!

    And as for that one OPRAH! I love Ms Oprah, but seriously! She needs to start distancing herself a bit from Mr Perry. What I mean exactly is... that FOUR shows from Mr Perry in OWN's current stable is enough, for now! There is a whole heap of other Black content out there. She and her exec's need to get on it find that content and stop being slightly lazy and just taking from "your best friend" that is not the healthiest way to run your business.

    It's all good to support those your nourished and respect. But your professional status in the wider arena is equally as important, as helping out "a brotha". It's all about balance :-)

  • CC | February 25, 2014 7:46 PM

    "There is a whole heap of other Black content out there."

    Really? Where?

    " stop being slightly lazy and just taking from "your best friend" that is not the healthiest way to run your business"

    Really?! It appears to be the BEST way to run HER business. And listen, you're doing a gave injustice to the real Brown Bomber. The heavyweight champ knocked out his challengers with powerful left hooks and blistering right hands. Your slightly lazy noodle armed attacks are not to be taken seriously.

  • Shanae | February 24, 2014 8:15 AMReply

    Is the Tyler Perry talk show really necessary?

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