The Have and Have Nots Helps Boost OWN to Profitability

Tyler Perry’s brand of TV magic helped his pal Oprah earn a bit of good news. According to Deadline, Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed OWN is now cash flow positive. Reportedly, cable networks are paying more for the channel, while The Haves and Have Nots and Love They Neighbor are drawing in viewers.

He singled out Tyler Perry’s Have And Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor as “bona fide hits” that contributed to 39% ratings growth among women 25-to-54 in Q2. That was “the highest growth of any cable network” in the quarter and made OWN a top 20 network for women in June — and made it a top-3 network for African American women over the last eight weeks. 


The Haves and Have Nots stars One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter as Candace Young. It also features Passions alum Eva Tamargo, former As the World Turns star Peter Parros and Guiding Light grad Gavin Houston.

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    I just love Candice. Tika got me still with this show. I love to HATE that hypocritical church mama of hers. I can’t stand her. I can’t wait until she gets cancer again!

    Loved Tika on Fashion Police. Joan said to her, You work with Oprah and Tyler perry. How does it feel to work with two powerful African American women? Tika answered yes before realizing what Joan said and Tika’s mouth dropped! That was the funniest thing I have ever seen on that show. Joan is crazy.

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    I had a bunch of the shows on my DVR and I was like -eh (big sigh) Tyler Perry formula, but after watching a few shows it not bad. I do have a few issue with Tyler when he produces his shows and I know this sounds shallow, but hey.

    I just wish he would have better sets in his production and the lighting, seems dark. You can tell he does things on a shoe string budget, and I need for him who has a head of a studio to do a little bit better in those areas, along with some others… ijs-

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    So glad to hear HHN is doing so well! I freakin love this show! It has gotten better every week! Candice and Katherine are my favorite characters on the show. Katherine let Candice have it last week, “#9″! LMAO!!! That was so funny and she shut Home girl down fast as hell! For the first time Candice was put in her place, great stuff!

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about with the sets?! These sets are awesome! They look better than the 4 network soaps. Its no darker than Y&R. The Cryer house is beautiful! It actually looks like it could be the inside of the house they use for the exterior.

    I do however wish Tyler would recast the role of Veronica. The current actress just isn’t believable in the roll for me. I think Victoria Rowell or Sheryl Lee Ralph would be excellent in the roll. Oh…and that Cryer daughter, she can go too! Other then that, HHN is cool beans! :beer:

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    @DevinMissesOLTL I’m sorry, but he woman who plays Veronica is just fine. The only person Tyler NEEDS to recast is that damn Benny. Whenever Crystal Fox (Hanna) and Tika Sumpter (Candace) start doing work, he just stands there.

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    [quote=Nk3play2]@DevinMissesOLTL I’m sorry, but he woman who plays Veronica is just fine. The only person Tyler NEEDS to recast is that damn Benny. Whenever Crystal Fox (Hanna) and Tika Sumpter (Candace) start doing work, he just stands there.[/quote]

    LOL! Yea, the guy that plays Benny is still green but I see potential. But yo girl??? I got nothin. She just don’t do it for me. All I see for that character is REALLY Victoria Rowell and Sheryl Lee Ralph a close second! :) Plus, this Veronica and the judge “Dr. Ben”(OLTL/ATWT) don’t even look like they would hook up. Let alone be married Lol! But I feel ya :)

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    @DevinMissesOLTL I ain’t never said she’s my girl, I just said she holds her own!!!! NOW, I love Victoria Rowell, but I’d be terrified if she came near this show. And the woman that plays Veronica in my opinion has the same energy Sheryl Lee Ralph has. She is doing fine; the only questionable actors 4 me are Benny and Amanda. However, even Amanda has improved.

    BUT FOR GOD SAKES, I CANNOT TAKE BENNY. And I’ma guy so I don’t give a damn how he looks, I feel like I’m watching Andrew Trischitta, Lindsay Morgan, and Hartley Sawyer in an acting competition with their jaws wired shut. It’s just bad!!!!!

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