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The Haves and The Have Nots Season Finale Scores 2.6 Million Viewers

Oprah should send her pal Tyler Perry a gift basket. Perry's soapy drama The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in a series high of 2.6 million viewers. The drama–which features soap grads Tika Sumpter, Peter Parros and Eva Tamargo–also earned its best rating among women 25-54.

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OWN to Use Season Finale of The Haves and The Have Nots to Launch New Harlem Reality Series

OWN has given the greenlight for a new unscripted series following the lives of four friends residing in Harlem. Crazy.Sexy.Life won't hit the airwaves until early 2014, but the docusoap will be afforded a sneak peek following the Sept. 3 season finale of Tyler Perry's hit soap The Haves and the Have Nots. READ MORE

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. 


Will You Be Watching Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots on OWN? (POLL)

Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots makes its splashy debut on Oprah’s OWN tonight. The large cast features a number of soap alum, including One Life to Live grad Tika Sumpter, former As the World Turns and OLTL star Peter Parros and Passions’ Eva Tamargo. Previews for tonight’s premiere offer all sorts of soapy drama.

Will you watch Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots?

Tika Sumpter SCANDALIZES Promo for Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots'! (VIDEO)

Soap operas are coming to OWN after all! As part of The Mighty O's programming pact with Tyler Perry, the one-man entertainment brand has created a sudsy, new drama entitled The Haves and The Have Nots for Ms. Winfrey's previously touchy-feely channel.

Based on one of Perry's stage plays, The Haves and The Have Nots is the upstairs/downstairs saga of a ruthlessly-wealthy WASP family and an African-American clan headed up by their God-fearing housekeeper.

The soap stars Dukes of Hazzard alum John Schneider as Judge Jim Cryer, patriarch of the powerful Cryer dynasty. Judge Cryer has been secretly paying for the services of high-priced escort Candace Young (One Life to Live's Tika Sumpter), who just so happens to be the long-lost daughter of his family's church-going housekeeper Hanna (In The Heat of The Night's Crystal Fox)!

Passions alum Eva Tamargo appears as Celine, chef to the Cryer family. Peter Parros (As The World Turns) stars as David Harrington, a wealthy friend of the Cryers. Gavin Houston (Guiding Light) portrays Jeffrey Harrington, substance abuse counselor for the Cryer's troubled son Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell). Watch the steamy trailer below!