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Tyler Perry Getting a TV Network?

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 10th 2011 11:22AM
Tyler PerryComing soon to your TV: A whole network dedicated to Tyler Perry. Yes, one different than TBS.

According to the New York Times, Lionsgate and Perry are forming Tyler TV, a network dedicated to Perry's projects, including TV shows and movies. The plan for Tyler TV is to make the network home to reruns of Perry's sitcoms and movies. Third-party content that "meshes with Mr. Perry's Christianity-tinged brand" will also be purchased.

Perry's sitcoms on TBS include 'House of Payne,' 'Meet the Browns' and the newest, 'For Better or For Worse.' Both 'Payne' and 'Browns' started off strong for TBS, pulling in more than 5 million and 4 million viewers, respectively. Their numbers have dropped, but continue to be some of TBS's top-rated programs.

'Payne' was recently canceled.

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