Monday, July 17, 2017

Tyler Perry Leaving OWN?


Last year there were rumors Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey were bumping heads at Oprah's OWN Network because Tyler was refusing to accept constructive criticism of his work [click here if you missed that].

In totally unrelated news Tyler Perry just signed a new production deal with Viacom...

According to reports Tyler Perry has signed a deal to produce 90 episodes of original drama and comedy content per year for BET and other Viacom networks.

Tyler also inked a first look deal with Paramount Pictures for all future Tyler Perry films.

While Tyler is still under contract with with OWN, his deal with Viacom begins May 2019.

Tyler confirms the news explaining,
“Viacom has a rich tradition of reaching my audience through their TV, film and digital platforms and I am excited to partner with them. I am eager to have one home where I can leverage all of their assets to tell my stories to an even wider audience. I have been very blessed to have worked with the incredible people at Lionsgate and OWN over the last few years and I look forward to continuing my work with them on a non-exclusive basis.”

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Winston Jerome just don't produce anymore of those cooning ass uncle Tom shows..

Give us some quality programming.

They Call Me Cocoa said...

Once OWN matured and expanded to Greenleaf and Queen Sugar, they didn't want or need his tomfool ass no more.

NotCool said...

I lose brain cells when I watch his shows. The plot lines are so ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Tyla coming for Nigga Scott Young's spot!!!

JDent said...

@10:11

I agree 100%. I wrote better stories in junior high. Viacom wants be able to show how they have embraced diversity. While they support images of coonery, simp ism, foolishness.

The non exclusive comment sounded a bit of shame to me. We all know if he signs with Viacom we know OWN has no exclusivity.

Miss Monroe said...

90 episodes per year? Quantity over Quality I guess

Anonymous said...

In other words... Take those poorly written, badly acted, low production value trash shows to BET where they belong.

Anonymous said...

Can't compete with that new competition Oprah put on his ass. Cheap mofo don't wanna hire competent hungry writers with fresh idea. That's why Netflix is popping now fresh creativuty

Anonymous said...

Only one Queen can rule over at OWN so Tyler got to go. THE END!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Oprah finally see people are supporting quality shows...

Tyler wants to continue producing poor quality material becuz he knows it take to much creativity better writing and a big budget to produce those kinds of shows and I'm pretty sure he just rather stick with the dumb and dumber formula... it's cheaper and it's his cash cow

Anonymous said...

9:53 I forgot about that episode of Boondocks! I laughed myself silly on that one and will watch it again just for the oiled, shirtless, light-skinned, muscular "assistants" Winston Jerome had running around "the studio." I hollered!

Anonymous said...

He looks like Oprah before the wig and after she puts her reading glasses on.

I troll it like I see it said...

The only movie of his I ever liked, was Diary of mad black woman. Everything else is trash, the fake ass "faith" christian shtick wears thin, all his damn christian theme movies and he's the biggest closeted fraud running around. I never did like or trusted his shady looking ass. And that boondocks episode was the truth.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Tyler Perry! Call him, his shows and movies anything you want but he had to work hard as any other black person in white America to get where he is today and he has reached a level of success. How can you dog him out for that.

Anonymous said...

I won't dog & I won't dog Oprah. They both needed each other. Tyler's TBS contract ran out & Oprah ratings were so low she couldn't sell ad space. Her network wasn't making any money. Bow they've just outgrown each other

Anonymous said...

Tyler is a bossy ass queen and I heard him talk to Oprah like he was a manager at McDonalds and she was a crew leader over fries. He can't handle power. On another note, Oprah used him and tossed his ass out like a 12-hour tampon. Hey, that's show business folks.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere Monique is laughing while dancing and exercising.

Anonymous said...

Ummm why would Monique be laughing?? Tyler is STILL winning while she is losing!! And I doubt Tyler EVER talked to Oprah like he was running shit. He knows better.

Anonymous said...

Yassss Queen!

Anonymous said...

Good because Tyler shouldn't be allowed in the same room as Ava DuVernay.

Anonymous said...

7:51
Because he, Oprah and Lee Daniels got together to bash her behind the scenes about not doing free promotion for a movie she won an Oscar for. That God awful character didn't need promoting. What is there to say about mothers like that? How is she not winning? Because you don't see her onscreen. She is a hustler, she'll be fine.

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